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Heavy equipment crews are tearing up an long expanse of parking lot at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.

That stretch of asphalt isn’t coming back.

Excavation is well underway for something more ambitious.

Storm, water and sewer pipes are stacked at the edge of the site. Conduits for power and fiber optic cable are next.