WESTMINSTER, Vt. — State officials have acknowledged that the opening of a new $6.3 million state police barracks serving southeastern Vermont has been delayed.

The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/1TOfd2g) the opening of the forthcoming barracks in Westminster has been pushed back until this summer due to issues with the project’s stormwater drainage plan and associated costs.

The new facility, located near the Interstate 91 access road at Exit 5, was established to consolidate and replace now-obsolete barracks in Rockingham and West Brattleboro.

Bob Rea, director of facilities and operations for the state Department of Buildings and General Services, says the barracks is essentially completed but the project is on hold until officials receive a state stormwater discharge permit.

State officials hope to have the barracks open by July 1.

Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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