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West Windsor Backroads Receive Erosion Improvements

Well it’s mission complete for the West Windsor Highway Department as crews have finished work to repair and prevent erosion on a pair of local roads.

Highway Department crews lined a ditch beside Knob Hill Road with stone, and stabilized a banking along Rush Meadow Road to prevent further erosion and protect the water quality of nearby streams. The projects were funded with help from grants by Better Backroads, which is program that’s been working with local towns and nonprofit organizations since 1997 to reduce roadside erosion and improve water quality.

According to its website, the program’s goal is to promote the use of erosion control and maintenance techniques that save money while protecting and enhancing Vermont’s lakes and streams. The program is funded by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, along with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

So far, 43 towns within the Green Mountain State have taken advantage of funds provided by the program.

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