WESTMORE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are asking for an extension on a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission.

The Caledonian-Record reports the state had originally planned to finish improvements around Lake Willoughby by summer 2018. The commission awarded the state a $200,000 grant. Officials say they are reviewing plans after receiving criticism from the public about multiple projects.

State stewardship forester Louis Bushey says officials will conduct a traffic study along Route 5A before making safety improvements. According to Bushey, the study is needed to "address roadside parking."

Bushey says the state is also altering plans for restrooms at Lake Willoughby. The state plans to install composting toilets near the beach instead of a septic system.

Bushey says there's a tentative timeline for the plans.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com