State to help city, Plainville, Newington pay for winter repairs

Published on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 21:06
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEW BRITAIN - Residents frustrated with potholes and winter-related damage to roads can breathe a sigh of relief, as the state’s Office of Policy and Management has released almost $27 million to municipalities around the state.

The grants will help cover road construction and improvement costs, snow and ice removal and other transportation safety-related expenses. New Britain will receive $1,383,881.

“Keeping our roads and bridges in state of good repair remains a priority,” OPM Secretary Benjamin Barnes stated. “The state certainly understands the high costs of transportation infrastructure maintenance and repair. We hope that the release of these grants will allow municipalities to offset their costs for capital infrastructure projects, which will enable them to prepare for the heavier travel that accompanies spring and summer.”

According to the OPM, the money can be used for construction, reconstruction and improvements to highways, bridges and local roads.

It can can also be used to offset the cost of plowing snow, sanding pavement and trimming and removing trees, as well as many other safety-related costs.

Funding to other municipalities in the area is:

nBristol: $2,486,925

nNewington: $917,869

nPlainville: $541,936

The OPM will release another round of funding in May as more communities submit certifications for aid.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, Newington, Plainville on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 21:06. Updated: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 21:09.