Seymour and Beacon Falls could benefit from $10 million in federal funds to build a road and the accompanying infrastructure that will provide access into 223 acres behind Stop & Shop on Franklin Street. The Haynes Group wants to build a 300,000-square foot mixed-use project that would include retail, restaurants, medical space, and some 200-market rate apartments, Drugonis said. But before any of that can happen: the feds have to approve $10 million to build a 2‑mile road that will connect Route 67 in Seymour to Route 42 in Beacon Falls – along with the installation of public utilities, which include water, sewer, storm water, electrical, broadband and fiber optic cable. The path toward approval started Wednesday (May 18), when U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced the $10 million road project was one of 15 projects she was submitting as part of the “Community Project Funding” program for fiscal year 2023. The “Community Project Funding” program falls under the House Appropriations Committee, the powerful committee that sets federal spending – of which DeLauro is chair.