A project is being designed to improve a stretch of Poquonnock Road in the City of Groton, starting at the Five Corners area and ending just before the Rainville Avenue intersection. The City of Groton has received a letter from the state with a commitment to fund the project at $2,185,600, said City of Groton Public Works Services Coordinator Heidi Comeau. BETA Group, Inc. is designing and engineering the project. Comeau said the project is currently in the 30 to 35 percent design stage, with final design plans anticipated to be submitted to the state in January. The goal is to advertise the construction bids in February, according to the draft calendar.