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Connecticut Port Authority, City of Norwalk Kick-Off Summer by Opening New Visitor’s Docks
Project is Latest Completed with Small Harbor Improvement Grant
(Norwalk, CT) – The City of Norwalk and the Connecticut Port Authority are celebrating the re-opening of the newly reconstructed Norwalk Visitor’s Docks. The project, which is completed in time for increased Memorial Day weekend use, is part of the CPA’s Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program (SHIPP).
Using funds set aside for maritime projects statewide, the CPA and the City of Norwalk each invested more than $908,000 to complete the project. The entire project cost an estimated $1.8 million. The visitor’s docks are the main public access point for Norwalk Harbor, and provide daily and overnight docking for boaters passing through the area.
Scott Bates, the Chairman of the Port Authority, said, “At the Port Authority, our job is to invest in maritime projects that grow the state’s economy. By rebuilding the Norwalk Visitor’s Docks, we not only improve the safety and reliability of the infrastructure, but we also make it easier for visitors to experience all that Norwalk has to offer.”
“We are very grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Port Authority on this long anticipated project,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. “Residents and visitors to Norwalk will be able to safely access our vibrant waterfront all summer long, and enjoy the beauty of Long Island Sound for years to come.”
In December of last year, the Connecticut Bond Commission authorized the allocation of $5.4 million to the CPA, to fund 18 SHIPP projects across the state. The Norwalk visitor’s docks project is one of the first to be completed this year.
Background on the Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program (SHIPP)
The Connecticut Port Authority coordinates the development of Connecticut’s ports and harbors, while working with other state, local and private entities to maximize the economic potential of the state’s maritime commerce and industries. In pursuit of this mission, the CPA created SHIPP as a central part of its strategy to support economic development throughout Connecticut’s waterfront communities.
About the Connecticut Port Authority
The Connecticut Port Authority is a quasi-public agency whose mission is to grow Connecticut’s economy and create jobs by strategically investing in the state’s three deepwater ports and small harbors. For more information visit www.ctportauthority.com.
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