With Funding Set, Demolition Begins at State Office Complex

With Funding Set, Demolition Begins at State Office Complex

On the heels of Tropical Storm Irene's anniversary, a major step for Waterbury.
WATERBURY, Vt. - On the heels of Tropical Storm Irene's anniversary, a major step for Waterbury.

Demolition began on the State Office Complex. As you might remember, it was heavily damaged by flood waters during the storm.

Work was delayed as the state and federal government hashed out how the project would be paid for. On Thursday, it was announced the feds will cover $53-million of the $125-million reconstruction cost.

"They're going to be back greener, cleaner, cheaper to operate and ready for the next two-hundred years of service to the great people of Vermont," says Governor Peter Shumlin.

The plan calls for demolishing 19 buildings, fixing 13, and building a new one.

The new complex should be open in about two years. We're told it would be better protected against future flooding.

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