The Vermont Agency of Transportation reported on Wednesday that just one segment of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail remains to be finished. According to AOT, just a section between Hardwick to Wolcott Village is undone. Segments that were recently finished and will be open for use starting today, are Danville to Hardwick, Wolcott Village to Morrisville and Cambridge to Sheldon. The plan is to have the final piece of the 93-mile cross-state LVRT done on Feb. 1. AOT is working with the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) on potential detours and other ways to mitigate impacts associated with the continued construction work on the remaining trail segment. The creation of the trail has been several years in the making. In 2018 VTrans assumed construction responsibility for the remaining miles. In 2020, funding for the completion of the LVRT was approved as Gov. Phil Scott allocated $2.8 million of the 2021 budget toward the construction of the LVRT. It was matched by $11.3 million in federal funds.
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