COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say they are pushing to finish repairs by early July to an old railroad causeway across a portion of Lake Champlain and a bike ferry that has carried cyclists and pedestrians across a gap in the causeway will be operating once repairs are completed.

The causeway between Colchester and South Hero was heavily damaged during a storm last month and mostly closed.

The nonprofit Local Motion that operates a summer ferry had said the ferry would not be operating this summer, but now says service will be offered.

Vermont Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn says that due to the popularity of the causeway, officials plan to repair the causeway as quickly as possible.

On busy summer days more than 900 bicyclists and pedestrians use the path.