A $2.55 million rehabilitation of the bridge along Route 9 northbound over Nedobity Road (Bridge 3290) has been included in the State Bond Commission January agenda and will be voted on Friday, January 25, 2013.
Representative Philip Miller (D-Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam) was pleased to learn of the large infrastructure renewal sum being bonded to the 36th district. “It has been tough enough to mitigate a big deficit with our state. In response to our state budget issues the legislature has had to defer maintenance for our aging infrastructure. Luckily, we have been able to prioritize to take care of bridges like this one that need our attention. It takes financial discipline to do this, but it is in all of our interest to protect the public’s safety.”
There are four projects included in the Public Act #57, 2011 under item #27 giving $16.75 million from the Department of Transportation in Special Tax Obligation Bonds to municipalities for state bridge improvement, rehabilitation and replacement projects. These projects are projected to create or retain approximately 351 construction related jobs. The three other bridge rehabilitation projects mentioned in this item are in Plymouth, Seymour, and Derby.