A controversial pipeline that will travel under a public park in Hinesburg, Vermont is expected to be completed this spring, according to Vermont Gas Systems.
The 41-mile natural gas pipeline by Vermont Gas will run from Colchester to Middlebury through Geprags Park in Hinesburg, an environmentally-rich area that many local residents believe will be damaged by the pipeline.
About 2,000 feet of construction remain on the project, which includes horizontal drilling through the public park.
Last year the Supreme Court ruled to allow Vermont Gas to move forward with construction underneath the park even while litigation is still pending. Vermont Gas has issued a $1 million bond with the court to cover costs of removing the pipeline and restoring the land should the court rule against the company.
Vermont Gas says the completed pipeline would serve 4,000 Vermont families and businesses.