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Transportation Planning

There are 2,546 miles of roads in the Northeast Kingdom, approximately 18% of the total road miles in the state, of which 1,501 miles (~59% of regional total) are unpaved. Check out the current road conditions in the region.

 

The region's road network follows closely the topography, dominated by generally North-South ranging mountains. This has historically made the East-West flow across the region difficult.

 

There are three state owned airports, excellent North-South highway routes, scenic waterways, and many miles of both railbanked and active railroad beds. Some abandoned railroad right-of-ways could be refurbished and used to ship the freight of local businesses. Some have been slated to be turned into recreational trails for bicyclists, hikers, and snowmobilers. Either way, our rail resources are valuable.

 

NVDA works to assist our region with planning studies that focus on the safety of the travelling public. We facilitate the regional Transportation Advisory Comnmittee TAC which is made up of our member communities.