Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

January 25, 2021

Senator Hartley Leads Meeting of Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus

State Senator Joan Hartley (D-15) and State Representative Ronald A. Napoli Jr. (D-73), members of the Waterbury legislative delegation, applauded the awarding of a $459,817 Community Connectivity Grant for infrastructure improvements. The infrastructure upgrades will give people improved accessibility to travel and safer walking routes in the area around Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. The city was one of only 10 municipalities in Connecticut chosen to receive a grant in this distribution round of funds.

The Community Connectivity Grant funding will go to two sidewalk projects. First, a 1,200 linear foot concrete sidewalk installation from Chase Parkway to Park Road. This sidewalk will provide people a safe route to walk between Naugatuck Valley Community College and a shopping area at Park Road. In addition, the grant will fund a sidewalk project along West Main Street.

“The improvement of infrastructure is key to enhancing the long-term growth of a community. This over $450,000 investment will better connect residents, students, and visitors to Waterbury’s education and business centers,” said Sen. Hartley. “Thank you to all involved in the awarding of this grant.”

“These sidewalks are a welcome addition to our neighborhoods by increasing access to higher education and commerce in Waterbury,” said Rep. Napoli. “This will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with a beautiful and safe pathway and I am very appreciative of the DOT and all parties involved with making these funds available for such a worthwhile project.”

The Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP) is an infrastructure improvement program administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation that provides construction funding for local initiatives focused on improving the safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists in and around community centers in Connecticut. The CCGP is a part of the Community Connectivity Program.