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Changes in the works for Exit 17 on I-89?

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MILTON, Vt. -

If you use the Exit 17 interchange in Colchester you know it has its problems. The interchange, which serves as the primary access to the interstate for Milton and Grand Isle County, converges with the intersection of U.S. routes 2 and 7. This creates heavy traffic and headaches for commuters, and is also a safety hazard. Monday, the Milton select board and developers held a public meeting to talk about major concerns and possible solutions.

Joe Bar of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the project consulting firm said, "We want to make sure we're improving traffic congestion, but also improving safety for all users including particularly we have a few bicycle improvements that have been suggested."

Monday was the first of two meetings to talk about possible solutions. The second is scheduled for May 27 in Colchester.

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