- Associated Press - Saturday, March 11, 2017

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A group that has been working for decades to create a recreational trail network across central Vermont is getting ready to embark on what it calls its keystone project: a 2-mile stretch between Montpelier and East Montpelier.

That section includes a 200-foot bridge over the Winooski River. Most of the project will be covered by federal grants, but a quarter-million dollars needs to be raised locally. After the city of Montpelier has offered $1 per resident if other communities do the same, the Cross Vermont Trail Association sought and received Town Meeting Day appropriations in East Montpelier, Plainfield, Calais and Worcester.

Greg Western, the association’s executive director told Vermont Public Radio (https://bit.ly/2ngIwjW) it hopes to put the Winooski bridge project out to bid a year from now.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net

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