Brookfield streetscape project enters third phase with push to expand Still River Greenway

In a project update given this past week, Brookfield Community Development Specialist Greg Dembowski said the phase three work now underway will see the extension of the sidewalk and the Still River Greenway Trail south on Federal Road to the site of the new Dunkin’ Plaza before continuing south on Old Route 7 to Laurel Hill Road. “The Still River Greenway is the second most traveled greenway in the state of Connecticut, it’s been immensely popular since we opened it,” Dembowski said. Phase one and two of the six-phase, $14.1 million downtown sidewalk, bike path, and street enhancement project led to the creation of the greenway and wrapped up in 2017 and 2019, respectively, before delays associated with the pandemic stalled plans to build on the project’s progress. Estimated contractor costs for the current work, awarded through a bid process to Grasso Companies, are around $960,000 — part of the $1.6 million total estimated cost for third phase, of which 84 percent is covered by a grant from the state’s Department of Transportation, according to Dembowski.

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