Funding In Place For Completion of Historic Street Lighting On Main Street In Griswold

This article was published on: 02/11/16 10:59 PM by Mike Minarsky

griswold sealState Rep. Paul Brycki and State Sen. Andrew Maynard are pleased to announce approval of a $370,000 grant from the Small Town Economic Assistance Program. This STEAP grant will allow for the purchase of 14 fixtures for the Main Street Historic Period Lighting Project in the Borough of Jewett City.

This past November, Sen. Maynard and Rep. Brycki organized a meeting with Griswold First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck and the Office of Policy and Management to discuss the project.

Placement of these fixtures will complete Phase II. Phase I included preparing the street infrastructure with underground trenching to connect the new street light base units. The new lighting will be an inviting complement to recent streetscape upgrades that include planters, benches and trash receptacles. The Historical Period Lighting on Main Street is state-of-the-art LED lighting designed to cast a ‘friendly’ light while helping to conserve energy and save money.

Besides the visual benefit this new street lighting will bring to the Borough, economic and employment opportunities are expected to follow. Completion of the project also sets the stage for a Connecticut Department of Transportation resurfacing of Route 12 from Route 138 in Lisbon to Route 201 in Griswold. DOT officials had requested that potential utility conflicts be eliminated before resurfacing takes place. The DOT project is slated to take place in 2017 or 2018.

Representative Brycki and Senator Maynard thank Governor Dannel P. Malloy for approving this project.

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