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State Approves Funding for Bridge, Housing Upgrades

Construction to begin next year

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Stamford, CT | Added on March 25, 2014 At 07:37 AM

Several of Stamford’s bridges and apartment buildings will be receiving much-needed upgrades within the next few years. Last month, the state approved funding for the reconstruction of two Metro-North Railroad bridges and the recapitalization of two low-income housing units.

Governor Dannel Malloy said in a statement, “This funding addresses two issues of critical importance to Connecticut’s cities- strengthening transportation infrastructure and increasing opportunities for affordable housing. We are working with local partners to improve transit and livability in our largest urban areas, in turn, making us a stronger, more competitive state.”

The underpass at the East Main Street Bridge will be altered for vertical roadway clearance and to increase traffic lanes from two to four lanes. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and end in 2017, followed by the start of construction for the Atlantic Street Bridge. The project will cost an estimated $15 million, to be covered by state and federal funds. The State Bond Commission approved $10 million last month.

In addition, the Bond Commission approved over $1 million to upgrade the Atlantic Park Apartments on Atlantic Street and the Colony Apartments on Ludlow St. Half of the units provide supportive housing to low-income families.

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