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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Government Leaders Unite at Greenwich Town Hall to Celebrate $400,000 Federal Road Safety Award

Greenwich, CT, December 22, 2023 – Today U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Jim Himes joined Greenwich town officials and the Department of Public Works to announce $400,000 in federal funding to develop a comprehensive, data-driven safety action plan to improve road safety.  

Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant, a program created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and was secured by the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works. This grant supports initiatives to enhance safety and help prevent deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways.

As part of the safety action plan, Town-wide transportation-related data will be collected and analyzed to identify and prioritize which areas in the Town need roadway safety improvements. These improvements encompass all modes of transportation – including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The plan will consider a range of low-cost, high-impact strategies and adopting innovative technologies to promote safety throughout the Town. The plan will also develop a toolbox of safety improvements and countermeasures that DPW will draw from for future projects. 

Creating a safety action plan will allow the Town of Greenwich to be eligible for future implementation grants. In the next few months, the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works will initiate outreach for public feedback. 

“This funding is instrumental in improving safety for all in Greenwich by making necessary upgrades to the Town’s multimodal transportation infrastructure,” said Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Jim Michel. 

For more information about the Safe Streets and Roads for All Program, please visit https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SS4A.

Greenwich town officials stand for photo in Town Hall.

Image of (from left to right) Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Chief Engineer Gabriella Circosta Cohee, Engineer Michael Kiselak, Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Jim Michel, Selectperson Janet Stone McGuigan, Selectperson Lauren Rabin, First Selectman Fred Camillo, U.S. Representative Jim Himes, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at Greenwich Town Hall to announce a $400,000 federal grant awarded to the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works, on December 22, 2023.


The Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works is committed to providing a variety of services that are of vital importance to the town and residents of Greenwich, CT. This includes but is not limited to highway/roadway maintenance, sewer management, stormwater management, waste disposal and recycling, building inspection and the improvement of public infrastructure.

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