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After 7 years, construction finished in Vermont downtown

June 26, 2021 GMT

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — After seven years, a downtown construction project in the Vermont town of Brandon is finished.

Town and state officials on Thursday walked and surveyed the entire stretch of construction of the nearly $30 million project that spanned a little over a mile through Brandon’s downtown. It included new sidewalks, curbs and roadwork.

“Just glad it’s done, it’s all we’re really thinking about,” Brandon Town Manager David Atherton told WCAX-TV.

Scott Robertson of the Vermont Agency of Transportation said the U.S. Route 7 portion of construction took about three years.

“It’s a huge difference safety-wise, the safety features are in place,” Robertson said. “This is a lot easier of a town to drive through and it looks great, so I think it was a huge success.”