DeLauro Celebrates House Passage of Spending Package Including $2.25M for Branford's East Industrial Road

PRESS RELEASE, OFFICE OF US CONGRESSWOMAN ROSA DELAURO

Aug 9, 2021

The full reconstruction will provide access to a supermarket, numerous restaurants, retailers, breweries and vineyards, the local YMCA, farms, medical facilities, manufacturing and biotech facilities, distribution hubs, hotels, local shellfish processing facilities, public trails, and the Stony Creek Quarry featuring their distinctive pink granite.

BRANFORD —
August 6, 2021: House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today joined Branford First Selectman James Cosgrove and Branford Town Engineer John Hoefferle to celebrate the House passage of $2.25 million for the full reconstruction of East Industrial Road in Branford, from Leetes Island Road to the southbound Interstate 95 exit ramps.

Regionally, this project is vital to economic development and growth and will serve the towns of Branford, Guilford, North Branford, and beyond. The full reconstruction will provide access to a supermarket, numerous restaurants, retailers, breweries and vineyards, the local YMCA, farms, medical facilities, manufacturing and biotech facilities, distribution hubs, hotels, local shellfish processing facilities, public trails, and the Stony Creek Quarry featuring their distinctive pink granite.

"The full reconstruction of East Industrial Road will spur economic growth and development not just in Branford, but also in Guilford, North Branford, and beyond," said Congresswoman DeLauro. "In addition to creating new space for economic growth, this new road will also increase community access to existing local business, retailers, breweries, restaurants, and the Y. This is exactly the kind of investment in the community I envisioned as I worked to include Community Project Funding in this year's federal appropriations process. I look forward to continuing to work to bring federal tax dollars back home to fund essential infrastructure projects like East Industrial Road."


"The Community Project Funding for the reconstruction of East Industrial Road is an investment in the future of the region," said Branford First Selectman James Cosgrove. "The $2.25 million in Federal funds will help facilitate business expansion and job growth within this diverse business region, and provide improved access to properties ripe for development and redevelopment. We appreciate Congresswoman DeLauro's efforts and leadership in securing Community Project funds for Branford and her dedication in supporting projects that provide taxpayers a return on investment."