Brookfield is sending a recommendation to the state Department of Transportation on the construction company for Phase 3 of Streetscaping in the town center.
Norwalk-based Grasso Companies is being suggested for their bid on the work along Federal Road/Route 202. The state must sign off on the recommendation before contracts could be signed. Work could begin before the fall if approved. 4 bidders sent proposals, but Grasso had the lowest qualified bid at $879,000. This phase of work includes adding sidewalks in the area of Old Route 7 where Phase 2 ended. Lighting would also be added. The goal is to provide safe pedestrian access to the Still River Greenway.
The 5-Phase downtown revitalization plan will ultimately cost $11 million, with town bonds and state grant funding covering the work. The 4th Phase is proposed to be the longest, and most expensive covering over 1,900 feet of sidewalk to connect the northern end of Phase 1 to the Newbury Village condominiums on Federal Road.