Efforts to address flooding at the Route 5/114/122 intersection have been slowed
LYNDON — Efforts to address flooding at the Route 5/114/122 intersection have been slowed by a lack of government funding. That could change. The town expects to apply for Vermont Emergency Management grant funds, to evaluate two flood mitigation projects. Planning Administrator Nicole Gratton recently spoke with VEM officials and was encouraged by the conversation. If all goes as planned, the scoping studies would be paid for through VEM’s Flood Resilient Communities Fund. “VEM is supportive of the town taking on this scoping work,” Gratton said. The legislature allocated $14.75 million to the Flood Resilient Communities Fund for the current fiscal year. The second (and final) grant application window closes on March 31.