Shelton seeks $3.6M in CT grants for downtown projects, road extension

The Board of Aldermen, at its meeting Thursday, voted to allow the city to apply for two Connecticut Community Challenge grants — the first for $2.2 million for Canal Street reconstruction projects, the second, $2.4 million for extension of Constitution Boulevard. As part of the grant, the city must put up 50 percent of the requested amount, meaning Shelton would provide $1.1 million for the Canal Street reconstruction work, bringing the total to $3.3 million for all the planned projects. The city would also put $1.2 million into the Constitution Boulevard extension work, bringing the total amount available for the project to $3.6 million. The city is also setting aside funds for engineering, design and construction of the Wooster Street railroad crossing, which has been closed for the past several years. All work on the reopening of the crossing would be done by the railroad company and paid for by the city.

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