State Representative Gerald Fox III (D-Stamford) and state Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) announced that the state Bond Commission has approved funding for road and infrastructure improvements in Stamford’s South End.
A total of $1,133,970 was allocated for the Stamford South End Improvements project when the Bond Commission met Wednesday afternoon October 3 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
“This is great news for residents and all motorists who use this important artery,” said Fox, a member of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee. “Traffic flow and safety in the South End will be dramatically improved by this project.”
Specifically, the money will be used to realign the Henry Street eastbound approach to Atlantic Street with the westbound approach. A new traffic signal there is also part of the planned improvements.
“As Stamford continues to grow, it's clear that we need a continuing commitment from the state to invest in and improve our infrastructure,” said Leone, a member of the legislature's Transportation and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees. “The release of this bonding will benefit Stamford's South End and all the commuters, residents and businesses who make it such a thriving and vibrant community.”
The funding, which was requested by Fox and Leone on behalf of the City of Stamford, is part of the state Department of Transportation “Fix-it-First” program which targets roads and bridges in need of repair. The lawmakers credited work already done for the South End Operation and Capacity Improvements Project, which came in under budget and set the stage to get authorization for the Henry Street funding.