The Veterans Administration says it will replace its health clinic for military veterans in Colchester.
Senator Bernie Sanders says more space is needed to serve more than four-thousand veterans in the northwestern corner of the state.
"So the really good news is that we’re going to be building a new facility in Burlington in the old GE building there," Sanders said. "And I think there’s going to be a heck of a lot of space which will enable the staff to provide the quality care that they want to be providing."
This is the third new clinic the Veterans Administration has opened or announced this year. The others are in Rutland and Newport.
There are already clinics in Brattleboro and Bennington that are satellites of the VA Hospital in White River Junction.
Sanders says all of the VA facilities are tailored to the need of veterans.
"They’re providing special care for men and women who have come home from Iraq and Afghanistan and are dealing with traumatic brain injury or dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder," Sanders said.
The new center in Burlington is expected to open early next year.