Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



March 24, 2022

Senator Moore Supports Bonding Expected to Be Approved for Projects in Bridgeport And Trumbull

Today, state Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport), Chair of the Bonding Committee, is supporting state bonding set to be approved for projects in Bridgeport and Trumbull. If the State Bonding Agenda is approved, funds will be allocated to help with restoring the Thrushwood Lake Dam, improving the Beardsley Zoo, finish work being done at the Klein Auditorium, and constructing a Veterans Center in Trumbull.

“I am thankful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for taking the time to review the requests made for funding for different projects in my district,” said Sen. Moore. “The work being done at the Klein Memorial Auditorium will only enhance the wonderful events that are put on throughout the year. The renovations that will take place at the Beardsley Zoo will allow for a greater educational experience for families and children. Constructing a Veterans Center in Trumbull will give our Veterans and first responders great opportunities for their future. And, keeping the Thrushwood Lake Dam upgraded will help improve the safety for the residents and those who visit.”

“These state funds we are approving for Bridgeport and Trumbull will help ensure that infrastructure in these towns remain modernized and in a good state of repair, and I am glad that we can partner with them on these projects,” said Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission.

Under the Bonding Agenda, $734,369 is set to be used to help restore the Thrushwood Lake Dam in Trumbull. This 80-year-old dam needs to be upgraded to meet the current “100 year flood requirement” outlined by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Upgrades will include increasing the height by three feet and widening spillways.

Also under the Bonding Agenda, $4.1 million is expected to be approved to make improvements at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. The funding will help renovate the Tiger Exhibit, make improvements to the greenhouse, and relocate the Condor Exhibit.

The Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport is expected to receive $40,000 to finish off the project of adding an elevator, building a handicapped accessible bathroom, and completing conference rooms. In 2021, the Klein Memorial Auditorium received a total of $600,000 to begin the installation of an elevator, technology improvements and code-required improvements. The addition of these funds will help to continue the work being done.

In Trumbull, $1.5 million is expected to be approved to construct a 5,500 square foot facility that will be used by the region’s Veterans, first responders, small businesses and civic groups. The center will help people obtain jobs, health care, and will provide workforce training.

The bonding is expected to be approved on Thursday, March 31.