Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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October 6, 2023

Sen. Lesser Welcomes $2M for an Airline Trail to Connect Middletown to Meriden and Thompson


Today, State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) welcomed $2 million approved by the State Bond Commission for the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments to begin engineering and construction to connect the Air Line State Park Trail to Middletown.

“This is the first installment of funds for a project that I have long been a proponent of,” said State Sen. Matt Lesser. “The completion of this trail will eventually connect two of the longest multi-use trails in Connecticut, the Air Line Trail and the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail with Middletown at the center. These trails are an incredible resource for residents across the state, and will now connect Middletown all the way north east to the Quiet Corner, and to the Meriden train station as well. I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and to the State Bond Commission for backing this important project, and I look forward to working alongside my legislative colleagues and local authorities to maintain momentum on this project.”

This project will connect the Farmington Heritage Canal Trail Connector Trail and the Airline State Park Trail. Upon completion the trail will connect Middletown to Meriden through the Farmington Heritage Canal Connector Trail, and to Thompson through the Airline Trail. Completion of the ALT-FCT Connector would result in completion of a 111-mile Central Connecticut Loop Trail.