(HARTFORD,CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that East Windsor will receive a Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant of $50,000 to replace sidewalks in Broad Brook Center.
The award will be used to replace undesirable bituminous sidewalks with modern concrete sidewalks from Broad Brook Elementary School to the center of the village of Broad Brook.
There are currently continuous problems with frost heaves and pot holes in this walk which pose injury and liability issues for the town and serves to discourage pedestrian traffic.
State Representative Christopher Davis thanked Governor Malloy for recognizing the need for infrastructure improvements in Broad Brook Center and investing the STEAP funds.
“This grant won’t transform Broad Brook overnight, but it does facilitate a process of revitalization that is happening in the village,” Davis said. “Safe walking paths for pedestrians are an important step toward injecting activity into this area, helping our businesses thrive, and making Broad Brook Center a more inviting place to be. The revitalization in the center is essential to the long-term success of East Windsor. I’m excited for the project to begin.”
The project is expected to create 10 jobs over a 60 day period.