$537 million approved for Conn. transportation

HARTFORD , Conn. (AP) — The State Bond Commission has approved more than $537 million in borrowing to help fund construction and maintenance projects across Connecticut, including state highways, bridges, and rail and transit systems.

Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Friday's authorizations mark the state's largest allotment of transportation funds for the year. Redeker said the state funds will now be in place, qualifying Connecticut for about $600 million in federal matching funds this fall.

Resurfacing of 250 lane miles of state highways, 40 bridge restoration projects including continuation of New Haven's Q Bridge work along I-95, and widening of I-84 in Waterbury are among the projects to be funded.

Also, Redeker said there is money to design the replacement of the 100-year-old signaling system along Metro-North Railroad 's New Haven Line.

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