ADAMS, Mass. (AP) – Summer tourists can once again drive to the summit of the highest peak in Massachusetts.

The Memorial Day weekend marks the reopening of Mount Greylock to traffic for the first since early 2007. Crews have completed repairs to 13.5 miles of roads leading to the summit of the mountain, located in northern Berkshire County.

The $14 million project included the repaving of the Rockwell, Notch and Summit roads as well as repairs to scenic overlooks and stone walls.

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation also plans to restore the original 1930s look of the 72-year-old Bascom Lodge at the summit.

Officials say some hiking trails on Mount Greylock may remain obstructed by downed trees from the December ice storm.

AP-ES-05-24-09 0939EDT


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