Upgrades to a gritty section of the East Side includes “pavement rehabilitation, drainage improvements, replacement and upgrade of traffic signal equipment, new sidewalks and streetscape enhancements,” along with the reconstruction of over half of Bond Street up to Stewart Street.
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
After over two decades the city is moving forward with improvements to the intersection of Seaview and Boston avenues and Bond Street that were originally connected with a proposed office park at the nearby Remington Woods/Lake Success property.
The public facilities department recently advertised for the roadwork and is examining the responses from three contractors ahead of awarding the bid.
Meanwhile Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration has insisted the effort — most of it paid for with around $10 million in long-dormant federal earmarks — is for the benefit of the new Warren Harding High School and surrounding neighborhood, and should not be misinterpreted as a sign Remington Wood’s private owner is moving forward with any redevelopment there.
“I don’t know what the original intent (of the roadwork) was. This is a 20-, 25-year-old earmark received and never acted on,” City Engineer Jon Urquidi said.
Urquidi said the opening of the new Harding building three years ago along Bond Street on the former General Electric site resulted in “a lot of congestion issues” in that area, with Seaview Avenue “in pretty poor shape” from years of underground utility work and from neglect.
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