Supreme Court has ruled that the state's Transportation Agency does
not have to do a land survey before starting to condemn land for
public use, The Burlington Free Press reported recently.
makes it more likely the state will be able to reconstruct U.S.
7, state transportation planners told the newspaper. The surveys
had been demanded by a number of property owners who would be affected
by the road-widening project.
clears away one of the last hurdles blocking the reconstruction,
Richard Ranaldo, project manager for the widening, told the newspaper.
Work could begin by spring on the road project, which has been discussed
and delayed since the 1980s.