The town has received the final approval to obtain state funds for the reconstruction of Burton Road. The town on Dec. 24, 2020, closed the section of Burton Road from Wolfe Avenue to North Main Street to traffic due to structural issues and fears the road could fail. The state Department of Transportation has committed to give the town $2.9 million to fix the road through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program. The funds are administered by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. Smith said the funds are available as needed for the project and the town is opening up the bid. The town is looking for bids from qualified respondents for the street restoration which includes the removal and installation of a concrete retaining wall, full-depth reconstruction, paving, installation of new concrete curbing, driveway aprons, monolithic concrete sidewalks, storm drainage modifications, new signs and pavement markings, according to a post on the town website. Bid respondents must have experience in completing similar work. The bid submission deadline is Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., the post states.