The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recently announced grant awards under DEEP’s Recreational Trails Grant Program. A total of $400,000.00 was awarded to seven projects to plan and design, build, expand, or enhance and improve multi-use trails and greenways across the state. Three projects are located in the Capitol Region:
- The Towns of Bolton and Coventry will receive $110,632.00 for a joint project to plan and design a 10 mile multi-use trail system on former Route 6 Expressway land recently conveyed to the towns by CTDOT.
- Goodwin College will receive $50,000.00 to construct the third phase of a campus trail/walkway.
- The Town of East Windsor will receive $85,000.00 to provide a new deck for the Melrose Road Bridge and two additional miles of recreational trails.
These projects will enhance recreational opportunities for area residents and help advance a number of CRCOG’s regional transportation and open space policies and goals. Congratulations to all! For more information see DEEP’s website.