Barre Vermont Main Street Renovation
Nothing's official, but the city council has decided to ask voters for $1.7m in bond revenue to renovate Main Street in Barre, including updating the 100 year old municipal sewer system.
100 years old? Seriously? Turns out that in 1982 failures were discovered. For the past almost 30 years, then, the city has had to patch up what needed patching, and hope everything else continued working. 100 years.
I'm scratching my head a little that it's taken this long, but I'm also proud of Barre for taking the plunge to get the project started.
Downtown Barre deserves a little love. The proposal is to upgrade the sewer and water lines, as well as fix sidewalks, landscape along Main Street, add bike racks, and just overall spiff it up. Good for Barre!
According to the article in the Times Argus, work could begin as early as 2011. What's a couple more years, right?
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