Torrington Franklin Street redevelopment ready to launch

Mayor Elinor Carbone and several other city officials gathered in the Mayor’s Office Monday afternoon to announce the launching of the project. The project will create a “civic space” that is aiming to lure residents and others to the area and enhance the prospects of existing and potential future businesses in the immediate area and […]

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DOT timetable takes Plainville trail project through 2024

The state Department of Transportation, now in the surveying and design phase of extending the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail through Plainville, has provided a timetable for three phases of construction. This will finish connecting it to the rest of the 81.2-mile trail, which goes through Connecticut and Massachusetts.   http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Plainville+News/357009/dot-timetable-takes-plainville-trail-project-through-2024

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CT DOT disputes report on highway spending

The state Department of Transportation says the report does not take population density into account, which means many of the states with the highest rankings in the report are those with the least population. The average population density of the 10 states receiving the best rankings is 81 people per square mile. Connecticut has 738 […]

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CT offshore wind may face some rough seas

The state and its offshore-wind-loving neighbors all face a year-end expiration of a federal tax credit that helps finance these projects – the first major attempts in the U.S. But in Connecticut some problems – including at least one self-inflicted one – could mean forgoing that money. https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/ct-offshore-wind-may-face-some-rough-seas  

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New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail tunnel cost

The plan announced Friday envisions design and construction savings that would reduce the new tunnel’s estimated cost from just over $11 billion to $9.5 billion. Repairing the existing century-old tunnel that was damaged in 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, and is a source of frequent delays due to crumbling infrastructure, would cost about $1.8 billion, or about […]

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Norwich Public Utilities completes Hamilton Avenue gasline project

Norwich Public Utilities has announced the completion of its largest natural gas construction project for the 2019 construction season. During the project, 5,800 feet of natural gas main was replaced along Hamilton Avenue between East Main Street and Smith Avenue. Work on the project, which was completed entirely by NPU employees, began in April and […]

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Report: Potholes linger in CT’s road upkeep

Connecticut ranked 46th overall in Reason’s 2018 highway report. On spending, Connecticut ranks 46th in total spending per mile ($209,157) and 47th in capital and bridge costs per mile ($96,956). Despite its relatively small highway system — it is the nation’s 44th-largest — Connecticut sits in the bottom five in three of Reason’s spending-per-mile categories […]

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$14 million North Haven Police Department renovation complete

Construction on the building at 8 Linsley St. is finished and the department is fully operational in the renovated building. The renovation of the building cost about $14 million and a new townwide communications project, which included a network built in to the school district, cost roughly $4 million. The renovation will meet the department’s […]

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