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State Bond Commission OKs Money For Norwalk Projects

Some of the money approved by the State Bond Commission was $400,000 for a study on the implementation of a bus rapid transit corridor for Route 1 between Norwalk and Stamford.
Some of the money approved by the State Bond Commission was $400,000 for a study on the implementation of a bus rapid transit corridor for Route 1 between Norwalk and Stamford. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. — State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) recently announced the State Bond Commission approved money for several projects in Norwalk.

“Big things are happening in Norwalk, and I’m glad to say that the state is playing an active role in boosting the vitality and livability of our city,” said Duff in a press release. “These investments include critical support for our schools, businesses and court system. With Gov.(Dannel) Malloy’s support, we’re also beginning the process of developing a rapid transit corridor between Norwalk and Stamford that will be a game-changer for Fairfield County. This is an exciting time for our city.”

“We live in a vibrant city and that’s because we make long-term investments in Norwalk’s future,” said State Rep. Chris Perone (D-Norwalk) in a press release.

“Funding for these improvements, coupled with funding for a study of a rapid transit corridor, confirms what those of us who live in Norwalk already know: Norwalk is a great place to live, work and play — and it is only getting better,” State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-Norwalk) said in a press release.

Money was approved for a number of different initiatives, including the following:

  • $400,000 for a study on the implementation of a bus rapid transit corridor for Route 1 between Norwalk and Stamford.
  • $200,000 to provide a grant-in-aid for Briggs School as part of money for improvements to 18 Commissioner’s Network Schools. Projects will include alterations, repairs, improvements, technology and equipment to help address building and site deficiencies and to promote the health, safety and learning of the students.
  • $4 million for the design, engineering and construction of a new dock yard on the Danbury branch of Metro-North in Norwalk.
  • About $1.25 million to award a construction contract for a roof replacement project at the Lower Fairfield Center in Norwalk. This project consists of the removal and replacement of 62,309 square feet of roofing on five buildings.
  • $125,000 for repairs to the Norwalk Courthouse.

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