Downtown Meriden bridge reopens, another section of Harbor Brook uncovered

The Cedar Street bridge has reopened to downtown motorists after reconstruction, and workers have uncovered another section of Harbor Brook. But as the city moves toward expanding the Meriden Green to Cedar Street to create a sensory park, it is stymied by a lack of funding after several failed attempts to secure $5.5 million in state grants. The flood control project included bridge replacements on Cooper Street, Cook, Perkins, Coe and Bradley avenues and Cedar Street. The channel expansion will continue to the Center Street bridge where the rebuild is more involved and will likely take longer. There is considerably more utility work on that site that needs to be completed before construction begins. Mill Street will not close until the green expansion begins.
Completing the Cedar Street bridge project before starting on the larger Center Street project also facilitates a smoother transition while that roadway is closed.

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