Conn. panel funds road improvements at state parks

People crowd the beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Conn., Sunday, May 28, 2006. (AP Photo/Bob Child)
People crowd the beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Conn., Sunday, May 28, 2006. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several state parks in Connecticut will receive funds to repair and resurface roads and parking lots, some of which were damaged by recent storms.

The State Bond Commission, which is chaired by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, on Friday voted to approve $5.76 million in borrowing for the projects. Malloy said work is expected to begin as soon as weather permits.

Some of the major projects include Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield, Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield, and the Kellogg Environmental Education Center in Derby.

Malloy said it’s especially important to fix up the roads and parking lots now because this year marks the centennial anniversary of Connecticut’s park system.

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