Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and other state and local officials are on hand today to celebrate the reopening of U.S. Route 4, between Mendon and Killington.
The major highway, connecting Vermont’s central east-west corridor, was destroyed by the Aug. 28 Tropical Storm Irene flooding. The repaired highway section is located east of Rutland and links the city with the Killington area and beyond.
After round-the-clock construction work since Aug. 30, crews prepared to reopen the highway for general travel.
Funding for the road repairs came from various federal and state sources.