Brookfield has marked the start of construction of a streetscape project with a ground breaking ceremony. When completed, the town center will feature sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, benches, bike racks and parking. Telephone poles on the west side of the street are being moved back, the poles on the east side of the streets are being removed.
The first phase of work in the Four Corners area runs from the Federal and Station roads intersection south to Brookfield Funeral Home. It also includes some work up to the Brookfield Craft Center site.
First Selectman Steve Dunn says the project has been in the making for years and is a major step toward revitalizing the area.
Phase 2 of the streetscape project will extend from from Brookfield Funeral Home to the Still River Greenway trail. That part of the project is fully funded, with $475,000 of town money and $875,00 in federal grant money.