State Will Spend More On Highways; Big Projects To Begin In Waterbury, Middletown, Along Shoreline

"We understand the need to address the crisis we're in and focus on state-of-good-repair. What we're pushing for is an investment in rail — it's important for the state's economic future," said Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Connecticut director of the Regional Plan Association.

Kaplan-Macey was pleased that $160 million is targeted toward replacing the Walk Bridge, a century-old moveable span that carries Metro-North's New Haven line over the Norwalk River. The bridge has jammed in recent years, stranding tens of thousands of commuters and Amtrak riders each time.

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