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Cheshire Receives $500K State Grant for Sidewalk Construction

The money will help fund the design and construction of about a third of a mile of of sidewalks in the center of town.


The town of Cheshire is slated to received a $500,000 state grant that will help pay for the design and construction of sidewalks in the town center.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced a series of grants under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), which will be awarded to 28 towns throughout Connecticut for the purposes of funding a variety of economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life projects.

“These small town grants allow the state to partner with municipalities on projects that will help improve our communities, rebuild our infrastructure, and create jobs,” Malloy said.  “These are investments that will make our towns a better place to live and work, will increase the quality of life, and help attract economic development and growth.”

According to Malloy's office, Cheshire will receive $500,000 to fund the design and construction of 1,630 linear feet of sidewalks throughout the town center.  This sidewalk extension project will connect the recently upgraded West Main Street commercial area to a number of municipal facilities, retail establishments and residential neighborhoods.

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