February 15, 2018

CCM calls on Bond Commission to authorize road repair funds

PHOTO | HBJ File
PHOTO | HBJ File
Drivers on Interstate 84.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities on Thursday called for the State Bond Commission to release the second and final $30 million payment for Town Aid for Roads (TAR) when it meets Friday.

The TAR is a long-standing grant from the state of Connecticut to towns that pays for local road and bridge repairs, according to CCM.

CCM is urging that the $30 million TAR payment be added to the agenda, which would come from the state Special Transportation Fund (STF) and that the commission, which meets at 10:30 a.m., authorize it.

The funding owed to towns is presently not on the Bond Commission's agenda. Towns typically conduct critical repair work during the spring. Local government is responsible for maintaining the majority of Connecticut's roads and bridges, CCM said.

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