Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

April 4, 2019

Flexer, Orange, Haddad Welcome State Bonding for Bridge Repair In Mansfield

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Mae Flexer (D-Killingly) announced today that the State Bond Commission approved $329,250 in funding that will go towards the repair of the bridge on Hillyndale Road over Eagleville Brook in Mansfield.

“Investing in our deteriorating infrastructure must be a priority,” said Senator Flexer. “We cannot continue to let our bridges and roads crumble and threaten the safety of our residents. I want to thank Governor Ned Lamont for allocating funding to repair this bridge.”

The $329,250 in funding has been requested to finance grants-in-aid for this project under the Local Bridge Program. Cities and towns are responsible for the construction and maintenance of bridges that are located on municipally owned roads. In order to assist municipalities with this responsibility, the General Assembly created the Local Bridge Program in 1984 as part of the State’s Infrastructure Renewal Program. The Local Bridge Program provides state grants to municipalities for the removal, replacement, reconstruction or rehabilitation of local bridges.

“I am pleased to see the Bond Commission consider allocating funding to rehabilitate this bridge,” said State Representative Linda Orange (D-Colchester). “Our transportation infrastructure is crumbling and maintaining our bridges and roadways is critical to ensuring the safety and security of motorists and our residents.”

“I applaud the pending approval of these resources for this much needed project in Mansfield. Every bridge has a lifetime and we can’t defer repair and replacement in perpetuity. Investment in small local projects like this one is critical,” Rep. Gregg Haddad (D-Mansfield) said.

The State Bond Commission met on Tuesday in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.