State offers New Haven $1.6 million for Route 80 upgrades

State officials have offered a grant worth up to $1.6 million for the city to create traffic and pedestrian upgrades to Foxon Boulevard. City Engineer Giovanni Zinn said in an April letter to Board of Alders President Tyisha Walker Myers announcing the funds that the corridor has “safety needs” that can be addressed by the grant. The city will be responsible for the design and construction of the improvements by August 2025, after which state crews will repave the road, according to Zinn. The city and state will also enter an agreement as to the maintenance of the medians, including energy costs, damage repairs and landscaping. In an unrelated project, the city has plans to install red light cameras at the intersection of Foxon and Quinnipiac, which is also expected for 2025.

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