Cathy Osten


Cathy Osten



February 4, 2022

Norwich to Receive Grant for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project

EAST HARTFORD – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti announced today that the Town of Norwich will be awarded a grant for a local project relating to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Norwich will receive $599,887 for the installation of 0.6 miles of sidewalks along West Town Street on State Route 642.

“I’d like to thank Governor Lamont and Commissioner Giulietti for their continued commitment to pedestrian safety throughout the state, especially for our community. Installing a sidewalk will not only protect our residents, but visitors as well. I am thrilled that we now have the funds to complete this essential project,” said State Representative Kevin Ryan (D- Bozrah, Montville, Norwich).

“West Town Street is a bustling and vibrant business area, but it’s not very pedestrian friendly. People shouldn’t be forced to drive from store to store or walk in the breakdown lane of a very busy state road, if they’re out running errands,” said state Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague). “These new sidewalks, paid for by the State of Connecticut, will increase citizen safety and increase business activity at the same time.”


In total, the CT DOT awarded $8.2 million in grants to 17 towns and cities across Connecticut. The towns and cities that have been selected to receive grants will be expected to complete the project within three years.