In the past few days Governor Malloy has announced a number grant to towns through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). Columbia was awarded $160,000 to rebuild and widen the Pucker Street Bridge over the Hop River.
The town has been using a temporary, one-lane bridge since the early 1980s. The new bridge will improve roadway conditions over the Hop River.
Rep. Tim Ackert said, “This is a critical project that meets the safety and transportation needs of our community… I would like to thank the governor for making funding available through STEAP and the taxpayers of Coventry and Columbia for committing to this long overdue project.”