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Local towns receive state grants for sidewalk, streetscape projects

Community Connectivity Grants have been announced by the state Department of Transportation.  The funding is meant for projects that support pedestrian and bicycle safety, as well as improved accessibility in community centers, which serve as places where people can meet for employment, educational, social and recreational activities. 

The Town of Bethel will receive $349,000 for the Wooster Street Sidewalk Project.  Brookfield plans to use little more than $207,000 for the Still River Greenway.  The money will go toward Town Hall Access. 

Bethlehem Main Street Sidewalks will benefit from $300,000.  Bridgewater will use $84,000 for Center Street Connectivity Improvements to make a one-way road, signage, pavement markings for pedestrians. 

Kent is getting $400,000 for Phase 1 of a streetscape project.  The money will be used for sidewalks and signage.