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Vt. road agency criticized for Danville delays

July 5, 2011

DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Some Danville residents are telling officials from the Vermont Agency of Transportation they're unhappy with the disruption caused by a major Route 2 construction project.

Some of the local residents who attended a meeting with state officials last week said the construction was causing delays of up to 20 and 30 minutes for people passing through the area.

The Danville Fire Department and Danville Rescue say construction is delaying emergency responses.

The $6.6 million, 4-year project will rebuild the roadway from the Danville school east to Marty's Quick Stop and upgrade local infrastructure.

Quick Stop owner Marty Beattie says he's seeing large drops in his gross sales.

The Caledonian Record reports that Transportation Secretary Brian Searles says one way to ease delays would be to extend the project another year.

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