New Haven begins reconnecting Wooster Square, Downtown, the Hill with $6.7 million State Street redesign

Work has begun on a $6.7 million State Street redesign project to transform a nine-block stretch of lower State Street and “knit back together” areas of the city that were chopped up by urban renewal, city and state officials said Tuesday. The project’s first phase will include “bump-outs” to protect pedestrians along State Street, from Trumbull Street to Grove Street, with the second phase running from Grove Street to Water Street, Elicker said. Phase 1 is to take place now through the end of the summer. Of the project’s $6.7 million cost, $5.35 million is being paid by a state grant, with the rest coming from the city, officials said. Matt Pugliese, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, said the Connecticut Communities Challenge Grant program, which is funding the state’s share, “is all about transit-oriented development, housing, stitching communities back together.”

Share This Article: