New Britain receives grant to help build recreation trail connecting city to Plainville

he city received a $600,000 grant to help build an off-road multi-use trail with the goal of connecting Downtown New Britain and CTFastrak to Plainville in the near future. Gov. Ned Lamont announced late last week the state is awarding $5 million in funding to 10 towns and cities across the state under a competitive grant program administered by the Department of Transportation for projects that support improved mobility and accessibility, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety. For New Britain, the multi-use trail project was identified as part of a grant funded transportation study and the first phase from the Downtown CTFastrak Station to W. Main Street is currently in the design phase.

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