State Bond Commission to consider $5.14M in funding to rehabilitate dam in Elton Rogers Park

May 5, 2017

State Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, has announced that the Connecticut State Bond Commission is slated to consider approving $5.14 million in funding to rehabilitate an abandoned earthen dam in Elton Rogers Park. 

The commission will meet 10 a.m. Friday, May 12 in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building to consider this agenda item.
If approved, this project will dramatically reduce the volume of flooding along the Ox Brook tributary. 

Beginning in Elton Rogers Park, the brook runs across Main Street from the Brookside Shopping Center, and flows southwesterly toward the Rooster River.

During a 100-year flood event, approximately 225 houses, associated garages, and two commercial buildings would be flooded along the two miles of brook. 

“I want to thank Governor Malloy for hearing and understanding my residents’ concerns and for moving this important project forward,” Hennessy said. “For more than 50 years, countless residents have experienced extensive property damage as a result of chronic flooding in the area. If the Bridgeport legislative delegation is able to secure these dollars, this will be just one of the many steps taken toward addressing flooding in the North End.”