The state Bond Commission is slated to meet today. Bonding would also be set aside for the Department of Transportation, including $10 million for design and engineering work on I-84 in Danbury to widen the highway between exits 3 and 8.
Danbury state Representative Bob Godfrey says this is the very early Concept Study Phase of this project. He notes that there are many things to be considered including traffic operations, rights-of-way, impacts to neighborhoods and local streets, environmental concerns, and constructability. He hopes to see a Concept Study Phase by the end of next year.
Among the items on their agenda is funding to make ADA improvements to a number of state assets. There's millions of dollars to finance the construction of the new Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Western District Headquarters located at Black Rock State Park in Watertown.