Groton and New London Funding Approved

May 15, 2017

I am pleased to announce that the State Bonding Commission has approved $25 million in funding for the 41st District.

The State Bond Commission is expected to approve this funding during a meeting on Friday, May 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1E of the LOB. 

The commission is set to approve $15 million to assist Groton Utilities with water treatment plant upgrades and regional interconnections/consolidations with five Southeastern CT Water Authority public water systems.

This funding will be essential in ensuring that Groton’s water supply facility is running at maximum efficiency.

New London will also be receiving $10 million grant-in-aid to rehabilitate of Southbound Gold Star Bridge.

The bridge is the longest in the state and consists of a southbound span built in 1973 and a northbound span built in the 1940s.

Both New London and Groton residents travel across the Gold Star Bridge, so it’s vital that the bridge is maintained, safe, and well kept. I am very appreciative of this funding as the rehabilitation of the southbound span of the bridge will make the ride smoother and safer for travelers of the 41st District.

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