HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is getting $2 million in emergency funding for infrastructure repairs after superstorm Sandy hit the state.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state's Congressional delegation said Thursday the grant announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will help immediately address storm damage.
Malloy said the state transportation department requested the so-called "quick release" funding from the Federal Highway Administration.
He said three projects that could be covered include repairs to the Route 162 bridge over the Oyster River in New Haven, the seawall in Old Saybrook and a traffic signal in Bethel at the intersection of Routes 302 and 58.
The funding comes from a reserve to help state and local governments repair roads, bridges and tunnels after major disasters.