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Work set to begin on bypass around Morrisville

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MORRISVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Work on the long-planned Morrisville Bypass in the northern Vermont community is finally getting under way.

Local and state officials are to gather Thursday to kick off construction on a project that has been in the planning stages since the 1970s.

Morrisville is at the junctions of Vermont Routes 100 and 15 and is frequently a traffic bottleneck. Heavy truck traffic through the center of town has been a regular feature of life there.

Now a new road connecting the two state highways will run around the village through adjacent Morristown.

It's officially being called the Morristown Alternative Truck Route.

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