Senator Guglielmo Announces Funding for Coventry Road Improvements

September 21, 2004

State Senator Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, today said that funding in the amount of $250,000 will be awarded to the Town of Coventry for safety improvements to Route 31. According to Senator Guglielmo, the funding is expected to be approved by the State Bond Commission this Thursday at the Commission’s monthly meeting in Hartford. The grant is part of the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), which allocates money to economic development, community conservation and quality of life projects.

“Small towns have big needs too,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “I am pleased that this funding has been set aside for this project. One of the biggest responsibilities of state government is to make sure our infrastructure is safe and modernized. The realignment of Route 31 in Coventry goes to the heart of public safety and that is why this grant program was established; to address the needs of towns like Coventry.”

Senator Guglielmo said the project is designed to slow down traffic to make it safer for motor vehicles and pedestrians who travel on the road. The improvements seek to help manage access for cars entering and exiting to roadway.