Senator Kane Announces State Funding For Thomaston Bridge Repairs

December 22, 2008

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved $2 million to repair a bridge in Thomaston under the state’s Fix-It-First program. The State Bond Commission approved the funding during its December 12th meeting.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the Thomaston project involves “replacing the bridge deck, painting the beam ends of the existing superstructure, replacing the bridge bearings and patching the substructure of the bridge carrying Route 8 northbound over Fenn Road.” It is expected that advertising for bids will be in June and, if all goes as scheduled, construction could begin in late fall of 2009.

“On behalf of everyone who routinely crosses this bridge, I want to thank Governor M. Jodi Rell for supporting funding for these repairs,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane said he believes it is important that state government continue make necessary repairs and perform necessary preventive maintenance on bridges and roads even during tough economic times.

“It is important that state government continue to maintain the infrastructure of our state, and continue to make efforts to help municipalities provide necessary services for their citizens. Even in tough economic times, we need to make sure that our bridges and roads are maintained,” said Senator Kane.