Better Roads Program


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Posted on 11/22/2016 by VLCT Communications


The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will soon notify municipalities of the 20th year of grant funding for the Better Roads Program, which promotes the use of erosion control and maintenance techniques to save money while protecting and enhancing Vermont’s lakes and streams. VTrans anticipates that grant applications will be accepted between January 23 and March 17, 2017.


Municipalities are urged to consider potential grant projects now and to begin project planning by:

  • taking color photos of the proposed project and surrounding area, including unique features such as historic laid-up stone headwalls, retaining walls, and stone culverts;
  • taking field measurements to develop sketches of the proposed project, including length of project and delineating municipal right of way; and
  • requesting technical assistance from Better Roads staff, if necessary.

To ensure that a quality application can be submitted and in anticipation of snowfall, municipalities should take photos and make necessary measurements as soon as possible.

Additional information and resources are on the Better Roads website. For more information about the application process or for technical assistance, contact Alan May (802-828-4585 or; eastern Vermont) or Linda Blasch (802-498-7216,; western Vermont).