Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

April 4, 2019

Senator Flexer Welcomes State Bonding For Bridge Repairs In Killingly

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Mae Flexer (D-Killingly) announced today that the State Bond Commission approved funding that will go towards the repair of bridges on Valley Road – over the Mashentuck and Whetstone brooks – and Bear Hill Road in Killingly.

“Maintaining and repairing our bridges and roads is a critical public safety issue,” said Senator Flexer. “The well-being of our families and neighbors is at stake when we continue to allow these structures to deteriorate. I want to thank Governor Ned Lamont for this great investment in our community.”

The $635,963 in funding has been requested to finance grants-in-aid for these two projects 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.

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