Charlotte’s Mount Philo Road and a stretch of Spear Street have received improvement grants from the High Risk Rural Road Program the Burlington Free Press reports today. The High Risk Rural Road Program aims to reduce the number and severity of crashes on roads outside of urban areas. It’s a component of the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program, and it started serving Vermonters in 2008. In the last six years, there have been 18 vehicle crashes on Mount Philo Road, and 15 on Spear Street. The grant will cover the cost of safety improvements.
Hinesburg Road Foreman Michael Anthony is quoted in the article. Hinesburg received the grant in 2009. Nancy Avery from VTrans is also quoted.