Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

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December 18, 2020

Duff Praises New State Bonding for Norwalk Transportation

State Funding Will Support Improvements on I-95 and Local Road Work

HARTFORD – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) welcomed new funding for Norwalk’s transportation system. The State Bond Commission approved the allocation of over $38 million in state funds to finance safety improvements to 2 miles of I-95 from exit 16 in Norwalk to Exit 17 in Westport and over $900,000 for the City of Norwalk to assist in local transportation repairs and improvements through the Town Aid Road municipal grant fund.

“While we all were digging out this week Norwalk DPW plows were on the streets making sure the roads were clear and safe,” said Senator Duff. “This work is critical to keeping Norwalk up and running but it is also expensive. This state grant of $903,271 to the city of Norwalk will help pay for local transportation work like snow plowing and road repair and maintenance. In addition, the improvement of I-95 in our area has been a big focus of mine. We have all lost too many hours stuck in traffic on the highway and the recent widening and improvements have helped cut down commuting time. This installment of $38 million from the state to this long-term project of improving I-95 in our area is a tremendous win for all Norwalk residents. I want to thank Governor Lamont for his continued commitment to transportation especially here in Fairfield County.”

Special tax obligation bonds totaling $38,828,239 will finance safety improvements to 2 miles of I-95 from exit 16 in Norwalk to Exit 17 in Westport. The project includes providing a concrete median barrier, shoulder reconstruction, pavement rehabilitation, resurfacing and improvements to bridge numbers 61, 62 and 64.

Norwalk will receive $903,271 in Town Aid Road grants. The grant funding helps municipalities cover costs for snow removal, road repairs, and tree-clearing on public streets. The formula that determined the grant amount Norwalk would receive were set in the 2020-21 budget passed by Democratic legislators in the state Senate and state House of Representatives.