ConnDOT: CTDOT Announces ‘Community Connectivity’ Grants
2019

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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FOR RELEASE: January 25, 2019
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CTDOT Announces ‘Community Connectivity’ Grants

$13.4 Million Will Support Projects in Towns and Cities

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joseph J. Giulietti today announced that towns and cities across Connecticut will receive $13.4 million in funding under a grant program to construct projects that support pedestrian and bicycle safety, as well as improved accessibility in the state.

The “Community Connectivity Grant Program” (CCGP) is an infrastructure improvement program that seeks to provide construction funding for local initiatives that will improve the safety and accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians in urban, suburban and rural community centers. These community centers serve as places where people can meet for employment, educational, social and recreational activities. 

The CCGP is one component of the broader Community Connectivity Program.  The primary goal of the program is to make conditions safer for people of all ages to walk, bike and take transit, thereby encouraging more people to use these healthy and environmentally sustainable modes of travel. At the same time, these improvements will make Connecticut’s community centers more accessible places to live and work.

In 2017, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) solicited applications for grants from municipalities for projects that ranged between $75,000 and $400,000.  A total of 80 applications were received. Every municipality in Connecticut was asked to submit one application. The first round of grants, awarded in fiscal year 2018, funded projects in 40 Communities. On December 11, 2018, the State Bond Commission approved additional funding for a second round of grants to construct the remaining 40 projects requested under the original solicitation. A list of the Communities receiving funding for the second round of grants, along with a brief description of the project, are as follows:

Community

Brief Project Description

Awarded Amount

Andover

Andover Center Safe Transit Initiative - create a trail head for the  Hop River Rail Trail

$297,620.00

Bethel

Wooster Street Sidewalk Project

$349,000.00

Bethlehem

Bethlehem Main Street Sidewalks

$300,300.00

Bloomfield

Tunxis Avenue Sidewalk Extension

$266,000.00

Bolton

Bolton Center Connectivity - various pedestrian upgrades and gravel path in town center

$186,110.00

Bridgeport

Creating Bike Parking for Bridgeport

$325,600.00

Bridgewater

Center Street Connectivity Improvements - make a one-way road, signage, pavement markings for pedestrians

$84,000.00

Brookfield

Still River Greenway - Town Hall Access

$207,355.00

Burlington

Visibility Improvements Route 4 at Punch Brook/Barnes Hill Road

$350,000.00

Canaan

South and East End Corridor Link  Project  - sidewalk

$400,000.00

Cheshire

Sidewalk and Bike Improvements

$386,100.00

Colchester

Colchester Town Green Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project

$397,030.00

Coventry

Main Street Sidewalk Extension

$399,840.00

Cromwell

Main Street and Geer Street Sidewalk Connectivity

$397,200.00

Deep River

River Street sidewalk connection

$68,000.00

Durham

Main Street Sidewalks

$400,000.00

East Windsor

Broad Brook Connection - paths to enhance pedestrian and bicycles

$334,400.00

Guilford

Boston Street Sidewalk Extension

$285,667.00

Haddam

Haddam Center Sidewalk Project

$399,600.00

Hamden

Pedestrian Connections and Traffic Calming Measures on Lane/Brook Street and Gilbert Avenue in the Wintergreen section

$303,340.00

Hartford

FILLING THE GAPS: PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIONS - signage and pavement markings

$400,000.00

Hebron

Hebron Center/Air Line Trail Connector

$399,033.00

Kent

Kent Streetscape - Phase 1 (sidewalks, signage)

$400,000.00

Litchfield

White's Woods Road parking and road improvements in the proximity of pedestrian and bicycling trails (Litchfield Community Greenway Trails Project)

$399,033.00

Madison

Woodland Rd, Route 79 and Bradley Rd Sidewalk Construction

$400,000.00

Meriden

Coe Ave. School Route / Urban Trail Section

$400,000.00

Montville

Route 32/163 Intersection Improvement

$378,000.00

Naugatuck

Naugatuck Pedestrian / Bicyclist Road Improvement (updating existing sidewalks, signage and pavement markings)

$399,735.00

New London

Connectivity Improvements at Governor Winthrop Boulevard, Water Street, and Ferry Street. (Signals, sidewalks, crosswalks)

$399,901.00

Norwalk

Norwalk Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Project (Sharrows and signage)

$280,000.00

Norwich

Franklin Square Safety Improvements  (round about)

$400,000.00

Oxford

Riverside Walkway and Municipal Center Sidewalk

$398,200.00

Seymour

Woodside Avenue Sidewalk Project

$262,964.14

Sprague

Shetucket River Nature Style Walkway

$400,000.00

Suffield

Mapleton Avenue and Thompsonville Road Sidewalk Project

$395,352.00

Vernon

Rockville Center Connectivity (new and existing trails)

$400,000.00

Watertown

Bunker Hill Road Connectivity Project  (RRFBs, sidewalks and pavement markings)

$394,693.00

Westport

Hills point RSA Enhancements (New Sidewalk)

$307,649.00

Wolcott

Dam Sidewalk Project

$250,000.00

Woodbury

Pedestrian Connectivity & Safety Enhancements (Crosswalk and Sidewalk improvement)

$200,000.00

 

 

$13,401,722.14

 

For more information on the Community Connectivity Program, please visit: http://ctconnectivity.com/.