The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers and the state have finalized an agreement regarding the construction of a four-season trail across Vermont.
The settlement is between VAST, the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the state’s Natural Resources Board. It essentially takes the remaining construction of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail out of Act 250 jurisdiction.
Cindy Locke, executive director of VAST, has said that the settlement will speed up the project.
About 33 miles of the 93-mile Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is currently open. Construction of a section from Sheldon to Swanton is scheduled to start next spring.