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Fri September 27, 2013

I-89 Ramp to Be Closed in Latest VT Ledge Project

Interstate 89 near Montpelier
Interstate 89 near Montpelier
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Motorists traveling north from Montpelier on Interstate 89 are going to have to find another way onto the highway during the blasting phase of Vermont's latest ledge removal project.

The northbound on-ramp is scheduled to close on Oct. 3 and it could remain closed for up to a month while crews blast some of the ledge that geologists worry could fall into the roadway.

Crews are already working on the ledge removal project on other parts of the Montpelier interstate exchange, but the work will be done without explosives.

Vermont Transportation Agency Project Manager Ken Robie says the Montpelier project is one of many across the state designed to remove the potential danger that would be posed by rocks falling onto roadways.

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