Second grant could bring funding for Margerie trail in Danbury, New Fairfield to $2.28 million

The state Bond Commission will meet Tuesday to vote on millions of dollars in requested funds for various projects across the state — including the proposed multi-use trail, which received a $484,000 grant-in-aid from the commission earlier this year. First proposed more than a decade ago, the about 2.5-mile, multi-use trail would run along the 270-acre Margerie Reservoir, connecting New Fairfield’s town center to Peck Road in Danbury. Gov. Ned Lamont backs the grant. A report from the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, after a more-than-yearlong study of the Route 37 corridor, estimated the project to cost between $2 million and $3.5 million and take about five years to complete. The state Bond Commission’s Tuesday meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

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