Gold Star Bridge receives $158 million for repairs
4 Jan 2023
The Federal Highway Administration has announced a federal grant of $158,150,000 to repair and upgrade the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, the office of Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Thursday.
Courtney noted in a press release that members of the local Ironworkers union began preliminary work on the bridge last summer, and the new funding ensures more structural work on the northbound side.
“With this upgrade, the bridge will be able to safely tolerate higher weight vehicles, which is a benefit to all motorists, and will reduce truck traffic on local roads, which is more congested right now due to present weight restrictions,” he said. “This award is a win-win for good paying jobs in the region, and safer traffic flow.”