Grant for Safety on Tap for Beecher Road School

HARTFORD — Rep. Themis Klarides today joined Gov. M. Jodi Rell in announcing a $200,000 grant for safety improvements in Woodbridge at the north entrance of Beecher Road School, the town’s elementary school and community recreation facility. The money, expected to be approved by the Bond Commission this week, will help fund various safety improvements, including realigning traffic patterns and improving parking lot lighting. Rell acknowledged the hard work of Klarides, who represents the town, and her advocacy on behalf of parents and school children who use the north entrance every day. The funds are being made available through the Connecticut Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). The program provides financial assistance for projects that encourage economic development and preserve the character of the state’s less-populated towns. A total of $20 million in STEAP funds for 100 towns is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets September 25. The funds will enable 114 projects across the state to move forward.

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