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The entire construction industry in New York state had been deemed essential until March 27, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a change in the rules regarding whether a business enterprise is subject to workforce reduction as part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
While the current version of Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 transportation plan estimates its trucks-only tolls component will raise $170-180 million a year for infrastructure improvements, that is only "a small fraction of what is needed,” according to State Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-36th (Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford),
Mayor Joe Ganim said the funding will have a "huge impact on Bridgeport's infrastructure and rejoin our communities."
The largest of the projects is a $7 million endeavor aimed at infrastructure improvements within Sikorsky Memorial Airport.
The report said a tolling system would cost $372 million, with $210 million for infrastructure and $162 million for a fiber communications system.
"These grants are targeted toward strengthening our towns and cities and fostering growth in our local economies," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Connecticut motorists traveling on roads in serious need of repair spend a total of $1.8 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs, or $681 per motorist.
Projects expected to receive funding include demolition of the Pleasure Beach Bridge, exterior restoration of McLevy Hall and capping of the Seaside Landfill.
Almost half of Westchester's bridges are considered functionally obsolete, according to the report.
“I have a real problem talking about casinos and recreational marijuana as crutches to balance the state budget,” Tim Herbst said.
The study found 39 percent of the rural roads in Connecticut were in poor condition – only Rhode Island fared worse.
“He’s a bull in a china shop,” said U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, "and that doesn’t work in government. It’s all about compromise.”