State Gives Wilton $500K Grant for Train Station Walkway

Wilton Metro-North Railroad Station (Wikimedia Commons)
Wilton Metro-North Railroad Station (Wikimedia Commons)
Among grants to 28 small towns across Connecticut announced Monday by Gov. Dannel Malloy's office is a grant for Wilton, another for Weston and a third for Redding.

Here are excerpts from the news release:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today 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,” Governor 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.”

The STEAP grants announced today [Monday] are as follows:


$500,000 for the Wilton Train Station Walkway Project, which consists of the design and construction of a pedestrian travelway that connects the Wilton Train Station, Wilton Center and several multi-family residential communities.  The project will provide a safe pathway for people to walk throughout the center of town.



$225,000 to replace the town’s worn soccer/lacrosse field with synthetic turf.  The field is used by Weston High School, Weston’s Park and Recreation, soccer clubs and various other community groups.



$342,000 for parking lot improvements to the Mark Twain Library, a private, non-profit corporation that provides free library services to the Town of Redding.  The funding will be used to expand and improve the parking and make improvements to the drainage and septic system infrastructure.



$320,000 for Phase III of the Danbury Road Streetscape project.  Funding for this phase will go toward the installation of decorative streetlights, new sidewalks, and retrofitted handicapped ramps to enhance pedestrian safety.



$180,000 for final design and construction of exterior site improvements to Ridgefield’s Town Hall, including the reconstruction of existing walkways and stairs, installation of new lighting, and drainage improvements to improve site safety and aesthetics.


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