Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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July 15, 2020

Senator Matt Lesser Welcomes State Bonding to Newington

State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is welcoming $500,000 in state bonding to the town of Newington to finance Phase VII of the long-term Newington Town Center Streetscape program, which began in 2000. These funds will be used to complete the streetscape improvements to Constance Leigh Drive in Newington Town Center.

“I’m thrilled to announce this critical funding for Newington,” said Sen. Lesser. “Our delegation has worked effectively with the Governor to deliver investments in infrastructure and relieve the burden on local taxpayers.”

The project in the town center will maintain a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and stay compatible with the Center’s compact size and sensitive to adjacent resident neighborhoods.

Over the years, existing buildings have been remodeled to keep the original character of the façade and improvements have been made for pedestrians including sidewalks, lighting, street trees, and streets / curbing signage.

The State Bond Commission is expected to meet via teleconference on July 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol in Hartford.