Vermont Marks Opening Of Flood-Fixed Waterbury State Offices
Vermont officials have officially reopened the rebuilt state office complex in Waterbury, most of which was made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
Governor Peter Shumlin and other state officials cut the ribbon on the newly rebuilt Waterbury State Office complex Monday. Agency of Human Services workers will begin working at the facility next week. Eventually more than 1,000 state employees will be there.
The $130 million Waterbury construction project was the biggest state construction project in history and was designed to meet LEED Gold standards.
Shumlin says the rebuilt complex is also a symbol of the resiliency of Vermonters following Irene, the biggest natural disaster to hit Vermont in almost a century.
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