$170 million in funds approved for DOT projects

By Jennifer Bissell

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The State Bond Commission approved last week $170 million in funding for transportation projects around the state.

For Stamford,  about $40 million was approved to upgrade the Stamford Transportation Center, including the replacement of the adjacent parking garage. Currently there are proposals to build a multi-purpose residential building with ground-floor retail space in place of the garage.

The Stamford project is expected to improve traffic and pedestrian flow and promote transit-oriented development, according to the commission. About$50 million was also designated to replace the Metro-North Rail Bridge over Atlantic Street, which was built in 1896.

To replace roughly 210 miles of road around the state, the commission also approved about $57 million for resurfacing and an additional $14 million to preserve Interstate 395 in Lisbon, Montville and Norwich.

Additionally, the commission approved $9 million be added to the Fixing Freight First program, in which rail companies can apply for funds to repair and modernize rail, rail beds, crossings, culverts and related facilities.


About the author

Jennifer Bissell
Jennifer Bissell was a reporter for both the Fairfield and Westchester business journals from 2012-2014. She attended the University of Minnesota and contributed to several regional publications including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Cloud Times and Twin Cities Business magazine.

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