Jan Hochadel

State Senator

Jan Hochadel

Deputy Majority Leader


December 15, 2023

Senator Hochadel Welcomes State Bonding for Projects in Cheshire and Middletown

Today, state Senator Jan Hochadel (D-Meriden) is welcoming over 5.5 million dollars in funding approved by the State Bond Commission for projects in Middletown and Cheshire. Funds will be allocated to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Solnit South hospital facility, and two state dams in Middletown. Funds will also be provided to the Yankee Expressway Highlands in Cheshire.

“This funding will upgrade existing infrastructure, enhance open space and provide additional land and structure improvements for veterans in Middletown, said Sen. Hochadel. “Thank you to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for approving these grants and investing in our communities.”

Under the bonding agenda, $3 million will be allocated to finance land acquisition for the Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery and Memorial Services Program in Middletown. The Middletown State Veterans Cemetery provides burial plots for Connecticut Veterans and eligible dependents. The Department plans to acquire additional suitable land for additional burial sites and structures and to repair and improve its’ current sites.

Two state dams in Middletown are also being given funding. Crystal Lake in Middletown will be receiving $2 million and Dooley Pond in Middletown will be receiving $350,000.

Also in Middletown, $190,000 is approved to finance the removal of an underground oil tank and replacement with an above ground tank at Solnit South hospital facility in Middletown.

In Cheshire, funding of $50,000 is being allocated to improve the open space at the Yankee Expressway Highlands.