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Vermont town finally getting bike path

June 28, 2011

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - After 20 years on the drawing boards, a bike path is finally about to become reality in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Construction starts Friday on the Three Rivers Transportation Path, which will run for 1.5 miles along the former Lamoille Valley rail line and proposed Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

Town Manager Ralph Nelson says the $3.5 million project will be mostly complete by year's end.

Plans for the St. Johnsbury section include installation of a parking area off South Main Street, removal of a bridge, landscaping, lighting and retaining walls.

The Caledonian Record reports that the federal government is paying 80% of the cost and the state 10%.

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