Gov. Malloy highlights investments in local bridges
Monday, August 25, 2014 -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference to highlight increased investments in the state's Local Bridge Program, which provides state grants to municipalities for the removal, replacement, reconstruction or rehabilitation of local bridges. Over the last two years, the Malloy Administration has expanded the Local Bridge Program by an additional $25 million. During that time, the program has committed approximately $35 million in state funds to assist municipalities in their efforts to replace or rehabilitate 48 bridges.
The press conference was held at the Old Main Street bridge over Goff Brook in Rocky Hill, which is being completely replaced at a cost of $1.87 million. The project will create more than 30 construction, engineering, and other ancillary jobs.