Vt. Selectman Wants to Stop Work on $1.7 Million Bike Path
Fri September 25, 2009 - Northeast Edition Construction Equipment Guide
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) A Vermont selectman is taking his concerns about a long-proposed bike path to the federal government.
Jim Rust of St. Johnsbury said he wants to stop work on the estimated $1.7 million project, which has already cost approximately $600,000. St. Johnsbury is responsible for 10 percent of costs.
The Caledonian Record reported he sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking that St. Johnsbury be allowed to abandon the path without bearing responsibility for federal grant repayment.
Rust said the less than 2-mi. (3.2 km) path starts at a lumber yard; goes through an electric substation and industrial brownfields; passes the waste water treatment plant; goes over rail lines and through an abandoned rail tunnel that exits by a dump; and ends at a bridge abutment.
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