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Saud Anwar

Representing East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor

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East Hartford Delegation Welcomes Bond Commission Funding to Support Repair Projects in East Hartford


Today, the East Hartford legislative delegation including State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor), State Representative Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford), State Representative Henry Genga (D-East Hartford) and State Representative Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford) welcomed the release of significant bond funding to support extensive repair projects in East Hartford and South Windsor. Some of the funds in question will finance repairs at East Hartford's Rentschler Field, support resurfacing on Route 2 and fund a back-up generator at the East Hartford Senior Center.

"I would like to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for these significant investments in our communities," said Sen. Anwar. "This work will support vital community resources and improve what our towns have to offer. I'm grateful for their support and look forward to these projects' success."

“Investing in our communities will be an essential step in our state’s recovery from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will enhance the quality of life for residents and potentially bring opportunities for economic growth. Thank you to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for recognizing the value of these investments to our area and state,” said Rep. Currey. “I’m particularly pleased to see the inclusion of $20 million installment to capitalize the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund which will go directly to homeowners facing significant structural repairs.”

"These allocated funds will help improve the day to day lives of all East Hartford residents. I'd like to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their continued support of municipal projects in our community," said Rep. Genga.

"The Governor's support for the emergency back-up generator at the new senior center comes at a critical time as the project remains on track for an opening later this year," said Rep. Rojas. "The emergency back-up generator will allow the town to be better prepared to meet the emergency preparation needs of our community. His support for the additional items on the agenda are necessary investments that need to be made in our public infrastructure."

Among the projects in East Hartford and South Windsor supported by this funding are:

  • $725,000 will finance repairs at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, with work including protecting its pre-cast concrete system and addressing mechanical, electrical and plumping repairs throughout the stadium.
  • Just under $15 million will finance resurfacing, bridge and safety improvements on Route 2 from the Charter Oak Bridge to the Maple Street Overpass in East Hartford, with work including the removal of the Cambridge Street westbound on-ramp and the Sutton Avenue eastbound off-ramp.
  • $500,000 will support the Town of East Hartford's purchase of an emergency back-up generator at the East Hartford Senior Center.
  • Additionally, the Bond Commission will release $20 million to support the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund, helping members of the community who have been impacted by that pervasive problem.


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