Sen. Fasano, Rep. Fontana, and 1 st Selectman Kopetz Help Secure Funding for North Haven

March 21, 2005

State Senator Len Fasano (R-34th) and State Representative Steve Fontana (D-87 th ) along with First Selectman Kevin Kopetz are happy to announce that the Town of North Haven has been awarded a $30,000 grant to assist with a traffic study between Route 17 and Montowese Avenue in North Haven. The funding was awarded through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP).

“The traffic around this area has become increasingly tight and dangerous for North Haven residence,” explained Senator Fasano, who thanked both Representative Fontana and Governor M. Jodi Rell for their assistance in securing this funding. “This study will help analyze area traffic patterns so we can find out the best possible solution to make travel quicker and safer for those traveling in and around the Montowese Avenue area.”

” I am pleased to work with Sen. Fasano to secure these funds for the town of North Haven. These funds will help determine what we need to do to improve traffic flow in and around Montowese Avenue,” said Rep. Fontana.

“I would like to thank Governor M. Jodi Rell for her approval and support of this project, and to our State Senator, and State Representative, who, on behalf of the residents, advanced this initiative,” said First Selectman Kopetz. “Residents are concerned with the increased volume, speed and noise of traffic that this roadway, which links two State roads, is generating. The purpose of the study will be to analyze the current traffic usage and determine what traffic calming techniques or measures may be implemented that address the residents concerns.”
STEAP, a program run through the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Municipal Development, funds economic development, community conservation and quality of life projects for towns that are ineligible to receive Urban Act funding.