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Delegation announces $3.1 million for Vermont covered bridges and transportation projects

Vermont won more than $3.1 million in Federal Highway Administration competitive grants, including funds to repair the Brown Covered Bridge in Shrewsbury, the congressional delegation announced, Aug. 2.

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced the awards. "Vermont fared very well in this very competitive round of funding," they said. "These grants will make possible important transportation projects that will put people to work, attract new investments, make our communities more livable, and spur new economic activity in Vermont."
Of the nearly 1,500 requests submitted nationally, the following projects were selected for funding:

•    Brown Covered Bridge, Shrewsbury                                    $850,000
•    Longely Covered Bridge, Montgomery                                 $850,000
•    Maple Street Reconstruction, Weathersfield                         $631,090
•    Burlington Traffic Improvement                                            $300,000
•    St. Albans Lake Street                                                            $300,000
•    Stone Valley Byway (Manchester to Castleton)                      $81,920
•    The Shires of Vermont Byway (Pownell to Manchester)        $62,224
•    Lake Champlain Byway                                                           $35,200
•    Crossroad of Vermont Byway (West Rutland to Hartford)         $10,300

Tagged: Covered Bridges, grants