Connecticut Approves $11.7 Million in Grants for Transportation Safety

Nov. 13, 2023
This is the fifth round of Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP) awards

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is awarding $11.7 million in grants to improve safety infrastructure in 17 towns and cities.

Gov. Ned Lamont (D-Conn.) and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto made the announcement last Thursday.

This is the fifth round of Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP) awards.

The program is aims to fund projects that improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and commuters.

“These projects help connect people to their communities, promote economic development, create more vibrant town centers, and encourage environmentally friendly transportation options,” Lamont said.

The following 17 municipalities received grants:

  • Berlin: Kensington Transit Oriented Development Sidewalk Improvements ($780,000)
  • Branford: Pedestrian Connectivity Improvements ($800,000)
  • Bridgeport: ADA Improvements in the East Side ($798,008)
  • Bristol: Replacing Handicap Ramps at Key Locations ($793,184)
  • Canton: Safety Connections to Farmington River Rail Trail ($223,478)
  • East Granby: Town Campus Sidewalk Connections ($690,000)
  • East Hampton: Village Center Sidewalks and Streetscape ($800,000)
  • Manchester: Keeney Street Sidewalk Installation ($800,000)
  • New Britain: West Main Street Pedestrian Connectivity and Safety Improvements ($794,400)
  • New Haven: Wintergreen Area Pedestrian Improvements ($669,600)
  • Norwalk: Hospital Hill Village Safety Enhancements ($800,000)
  • Plainfield: Phase 1, Segment 1B Shepard Hill Road Safety Improvements ($604,800)
  • Shelton: Downtown Shelton ADA Improvements Project ($563,000)
  • South Windsor: Town of South Windsor Cross Town Trails ($800,000)
  • Stamford: Belltown Neighborhood Connectivity and Safety Project ($800,000)
  • Waterbury: Baldwin Street Sidewalk Improvements-Phase I ($784,835)
  • Wolcott: Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge/Sidewalk Over the Cornelis Dam ($231,000)

More grants are expected to be rewarded in 2024.