The State of Connecticut granted $1.5 million in funding to support the Riverwalk South and Gateway project in Hartford. This is the last piece of a three-mile loop of fully accessible riverwalks between the Founders and Charter Oak Bridges.
According to a news release from Governor Malloy's Office, the funds will allow for improvements to be made to Riverfront’s existing gravel walkway. Ultimately, the project will include a new entrance to the Riverfront linking the historic Coltsville and Sheldon Charter Oak neighborhoods to the Riverfront parks.
“This project will help revitalize Hartford and East Hartford along the Connecticut River, creating a vision that will spur activity along the riverfront while highlighting some of the region’s most charming assets,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “The funding will help the project accomplish important design goals as well as create up to five short-term jobs.”
“This exciting project also benefits hundreds of children who attend one of five schools in the Sheldon Charter Oak neighborhoods,” said Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. “These students will now have direct access to the Riverfront. In addition, this project will create jobs and reconnect Hartford with the Connecticut River.”
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