The project includes replacing the traffic signal at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Chester Street with a three-legged roundabout. The total cost for the project is $4,082,920, of which about 97% will be paid through a grant given to the city by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The funds come from the DOT’s Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP). The city hired the engineering and consulting firm Fuss & O’Neill in 2019 for $215,000 to design the project. Sear said the city spent the following two and a half years working on the design and review. He said the city received bids in June and determined the lowest qualified bid. On Monday, the City Council unanimously approved a $3.3 million contract with Colonna Concrete & Asphalt Paving of Woodbridge for the roundabout and roadway improvements. Expected to start in October and finish in October of 2023, Sear said construction will continue through the winter.