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Work continues to repair storm-ravaged roads in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Burlington is still picking up the pieces after recent storms left roads in rough shape.

The intersection at North Champlain Street and Manhattan Drive lost a lane after being washed out. The pipes and infrastructure have been repaired, but the work isn't over yet. The temporary fix to the slope will be replaced with a more stable material. Once the repairs are complete, the new road will only have two lanes instead of three.

"There was one extra lane that was added back in the 1960s for the Northern Connector that was never really necessary and that lane is what the embankment that failed was part of. We're not going to have that lane anymore, there doesn't seem to be any need to have it for traffic purposes," explained Steve Goodkind of Burlington Public Works.

The next step is bidding out the remaining costs to the federal government. The Federal Highway Administration is funding the project.

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