State Bond Commission OKs money for local projects
The State Bond Commission on Friday approved several bond allocations for projects in southeastern Connecticut, including $3 million for New London High School for school improvements such as technology upgrades and building repairs.
Montville will receive $5 million for infrastructure and sewage treatment facility upgrades. The grant will be used toward a new $6.5 million plant on the grounds of the Rand-Whitney Containerboard plant on Route 163.
Montville has been waiting for funding for five years, and the money will go a long way, said state Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford.
The town and Rand-Whitney signed an agreement in 2011 that requires the town to seek ways to improve the wastewater treatment system.
The commission approved $14 million for pavement preservation on Interstate 395 in Lisbon, Montville and Norwich. The construction is estimated to create 294 construction-related jobs, according to the Bond Commission's report.
The Sprague Housing Authority will receive $2.2 million for renovations to low- and moderate-income housing units.
Courthouse Square in Norwich was approved for $225,000 for hearing room renovations.
The New London Armory will receive $96,300 for design upgrades under funding for military building alterations.
The commission approved $40,000 for building alterations and technology improvements at the Ella T. Grasso Technical High School in Groton.
One of the largest ticket items before the Bond Commission Friday was $280 million for various school building projects throughout the state. The funds are for grants-in-aid for the current fiscal year - the state's share of principal and current payment costs for school construction projects that include renovations, expansions and health and safety-related projects.
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