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Public Invited To Speak Out About Trail Expansion

May 13, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Town of Cheshire is moving forward with the design of the Farmington Canal Greenway between West Main Street and Jarvis Street. At this stage of the project, preliminary design has been completed.
It is the Town's policy to keep persons informed and involved when such projects are undertaken. It is important that the community share its concerns to assist in the project's development. The Town will conduct an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 23, at the Town Hall.
A paved multi-use trail is proposed from West Main Street to Jarvis Street. A parking lot is also proposed on land north of Jarvis Street with a pedestrian bridge connection to the greenway.
Based upon a preliminary assessment, the construction cost will be approximately $2,526,300. The parking lot, pedestrian bridge connection, and extension of the greenway north of Jarvis Street would cost an additional $875,500.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) will provide 80 percent of the design cost with the Town providing 20 percent. Eighty percent of the construction cost will be provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) with the Town of Cheshire providing the remaining 20 percent.
Anyone interested in obtaining further information or providing input may do so by contacting George Noewatne, Public Works Director, at (203) 271-6650.

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