Witkos, Simanski Welcome State Assistance for Barkhamsted

February 17, 2016

Barkhamsted – It was announced today that a $500,000 grant allocation has been awarded to the Town of Barkhamsted for the reconstruction of Park Road. This project will allow Barkhamsted to repair a total of 2.6 miles of Park Road including the vital rural connection between Route 181 and Route 20 in West Hartland. The work will leverage a prior Department of Transportation investment to repair compounded storm damage, uneven surfaces and potholes.

“This is an important project to create a safe road and improve transportation access for our local community,” said Senator Kevin Witkos. “I applaud the state for prioritizing this investment to improve local transportation. Making our roads and transportation infrastructure safe is something all lawmakers agree must remain a high priority in our state as one of the core functions of government. This is great news for Barkhamsted and everyone who travels through our community.”

“These funds will allow Barkhamsted to do much needed work and reconstruction on Park Road, which serves as a main thoroughfare for residents and visitors traveling through town,” said Representative Bill Simanski. “I’d like to credit the leaders and officials of Barkhamsted, who continue to focus on improvement of our town’s infrastructure and the safety of our residents.”

Witkos and Simanski authored a letter of support for the town’s assistance request. The grant is awarded through the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)