First Selectman Jeff Manville announced that the Town of Southbury is contemplating a project to replace the Poverty Road Bridge over the Pomperaug River. The bridge replacement project would receive federal funds under the Federal Local Bridge Program administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
If undertaken, the project design would be expected to begin in early 2023, with construction likely in 2025 or 2026.
First Selectman Manville points out that local and state policy encourages early information to citizens on such projects and encourages people to raise any concerns with municipal officials early in the planning process. Persons wanting additional information should contact the Southbury Department of Public Works at (203) 262-0622. It is anticipated the cost of the bridge replacement would receive 100% reimbursement from federal aid.
The federal aid for the project was authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP – 21) administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.