The state boat launch on Lake Lillinonah that's been under construction will not be opening this year as planned. The renovations to the facility in Bridgewater were supposed to have been completed by December 31st, but state officials say the cold weather has prevented paving from being completed.
The new estimated finish date is April 19th 2014, the first day of fishing season.
The boat launch on Lillinonah closed on Labor Day for renovations that included a handicapped accessible design. Erosion prevention, a new parking lot and turn-around area were also being installed. State Environmental officials say the floating dock system will make launches safer and more efficient.
New solar powered street lights and a portable toilet platform have been installed.