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Amtrak-related work to close part of city street to vehicles

August 17, 2021 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lower College Street in Burlington will be closed to vehicles for a month starting Friday as railroad track improvements are made near the waterfront for the long-awaited extension of the Amtrak train service from Rutland to Burlington.

The west side of the street will be closed to vehicles until Sept. 17 but pedestrians and cyclists will be able to travel to Waterfront Park during the closure, the Vermont Agency of Transportation said. The Burlington bike path between Main and Colleges will remain closed for several more months, the Burlington Free Press reported.

Amtrak passenger service is expected to return to Burlington next year. The Ethan Allen Express train, which travels from from New York City to Rutland, is being extended north to Burlington with stops in Middlebury and Vergennes.