According to the Hartford Courant, the Southington Town Council approved a contract on December 9 to design an extension of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. This would close 30% of the remaining gap in the town's portion of the trail.
The article states that Town Manager Garry Brumback said the the design may take up to a year to complete and the construction will take even longer.
The proposal that was approved on December 9th will cost approximately $159,500 for a consulting firm to design the new sections of the path. The state will finance 80% of the project, while Plainville and Southington will pay 20%. However, the Farmington Valley Trails Council may pick up 10% of the cost.
Read the full article in the Hartford Courant here.
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