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Public Works Asks City Council For More Money On Sewer Project

In Lebanon, public works crews have asked city councilors for additional funds to go toward a lengthy infrastructural project to sewer lines located under Interstate 89 near Exit 18.

Public works officials are requesting an additional $1.7 million dollars to restart work on the project that will increase the capacity of the sewer main that serves the Route 120 corridor.

If approved, the additional spending would become the second supplemental appropriation for the project, bringing its total cost to the city up to $6.5 million dollars. If the project isn’t completed, however, other commercial projects along Route 120 will be forced to be delayed.

The project would require lengthy delays in the area near Exit 18, where Department of Transportation officials estimate an approximate 35,000 vehicles travel daily.

Councilors voted 8-to-1 in favor of hosting a public hearing to discuss the matter. The hearing is scheduled to take place April 6 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.

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