A grant of $1.8 million, part of the state’s Department of Economic & Community Development’s Communities Challenge Grant program, was recently awarded to Winsted. The grant, called the “Winsted Pedestrian Experience Transformation,” will include $800,000 for sidewalk replacements downtown; $829,604 for repaving the Bridge Street intersection; $70,500 for brownfield remediation; $20,000 for signs on Main Street; $80,000 for panels for a walking tour; and $18.750 for murals and other public art. Kelly said only 12 communities received an award, and only $45 million was awarded in total. Joining Winchester as award recipients are East Hartford, Hartford, Killingly, Mansfield, Middletown, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford and Windsor. Winchester is the smallest community to receive funding, he said.