Groton was notified in 2016 that a project to replace the bridge qualifies for a $597,000 state grant, with Groton and Stonington then each needing to contribute about $300,000. The grant is in place, Groton Town Manager John Burt said. In January 2018, the project was among the $4.3 billion in capital projects that former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cautioned would be “postponed indefinitely” if additional revenue were not allocated to the state’s Special Transportation Fund. In May 2018, the state passed a budget that added revenue to the transportation fund for the upcoming fiscal year, the Connecticut Mirror reported.