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Town of Hamden

Posted on: October 1, 2019

Hamden to Use $250k of State Grant Funds to Repair More Hamden Sidewalks

Hamden to Use $250k of State Grant Funds

to Repair More Hamden Sidewalks

 

Mayor Curt Balzano Leng is pleased to announce that the Hamden Legislative Council recently authorized the Town of Hamden to apply for, accept, and expend up to $250,000 in Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) funding to be utilized for removing and replacing sidewalks, curbs, and aprons across Hamden. 

The sidewalk repair and replacement program will prioritize and focus on locations across Hamden with damages caused by tree roots, frost heaves, settlement, corrosion, vehicle damages, and also by the age of the oldest uncompleted registered sidewalk issues. Due the volume of sites on the list of locations to be repaired, the Town will utilize these funds only for outstanding claims and the oldest issue locations. The work will be performed by one of three of the Town’s “On-Call” construction contractors who were selected through a public procurement process.

Commenting, Mayor Curt Leng said, “Fixing up our streets and sidewalks is a major priority, and an effort in which we’ve had much success over the past few years. Since 2015 we’ve repaired about 4 linear miles of sidewalks across Hamden, downsizing our repair and claims list considerably. These repairs add true value to our neighborhoods and show residents that we care about our infrastructure.”

Mayor Leng continued, “Using this grant program allows us to make these major investments while also lowering what Hamden borrows, reducing our capital debts. We’ve been able to do this because of consistent focus on this important need, and due to the exemplary work of our Hamden Engineering Department.”


For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Patrick J. Donnelly, at 203-287-7009 or pdonnelly@hamden.com

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