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Vt. lawmakers eye plan for private rest area

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A panel of Vermont lawmakers is giving its blessing to a plan for a privately-owned rest area and visitors' center off Interstate-89 in Randolph.

Developer Sam Sammis detailed his proposal for the visitor's center and Vermont products showcase Tuesday to the legislature's Joint Transportation Oversight Committee.

Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding says the state closed the northbound rest area in Randolph several years ago and the southbound rest is likely to be closed within the next couple of years.

Sammis' proposed development would be located off Exit 4 and would be accessible to northbound and southbound travelers.

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