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Demolition Derby, Tractor Pulling . . . and 22A Truck Traffic

August 7, 2023

Addison County’s much-anticipated 75th annual Fair & Field Days gets underway Tuesday, August 8, at the Field Days complex in New Haven and winds up on Saturday, August 12.

This year, in addition to the many fun events that bring in families and friends from all over our county and beyond, Community Liaison Jim Gish will be hosting an informational display in the Lucien D. Paquette Exhibit Hall that brings the public up to date on the ongoing study to evaluate transportation alternatives that would reduce the impact of large truck traffic on VT Route 22A in downtown Vergennes while also looking at ways to enhance quality of life and improve the economic well-being of Vergennes and the surrounding communities of Waltham, New Haven, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison, and Weybridge.

Jim will be asking for the public’s input on five alternative routes that are currently being studied, including using existing roads and building new roads.  The option of doing nothing is also being evaluated.

Funded and led by the Vermont Agency of Transportation in close collaboration with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, the Vergennes PEL Study started in 2021 and will wrap up in 2024.