Connecticut Construction Jobs Created by Stimulus
Posted on March 16, 2009
The recently-passed federal economic stimulus plan will help create new Connecticut construction jobs.
Connecticut‘s Recovery Working Group recently approved more than $200 million in federal stimulus transportation projects that will help create plenty of jobs and transportation projects throughout the state, including bridge replacement and repair, road paving and traffic signal work. This is welcome news as Connecticut’s construction industry has continued to shed jobs.
â€œWe literally want shovels in the ground and people hired by next month,â€ Governor M. Jodi Rell said in a press release. â€œIt is essential we put people back to work and money back into our economy as soon as possible. These projects will do that as well as improve the condition and safety of our roads and bridges.â€
The Recovery and Reinvestment Act should should give Connecticut $302 million for highway infrastructure projects, with about 30 percent going to local and regional projects and the remainder going to projects Rell and the state Department of Transportation submitted.
The projects will include: