By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press=
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials moved ahead Tuesday and voted to borrow the $24.9 million needed to pay for the first block of projects under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed transportation overhaul.
The State Bond Commission, which is chaired by the Democratic governor, approved the projects identified in a five-year ramp-up initiative known as the “Let’s Go CT!” It is the precursor to Malloy’s proposed 30-year, $100 billion overall of Connecticut’s transportation system.
“The approval of these allocations today marks the official start of a new era in modernizing and improving infrastructure _ our roads, our rail, transit system, flight paths and walkways,” he said.
The initiatives that received bond funding on Tuesday are mostly design and engineering work.
The list includes:
_ $10 million for design and engineering work needed to eventually widen parts of I-84 in Danbury to ease rush-hour traffic.
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