New Britain Bus Livability Grant – Nearing Completion!
The Greater Hartford Transit District is serving as the administrator of a Federal Transit Administration Bus Livability grant for the City of New Britain. This grant-funded project consists of streetscape improvements along Main Street, East Main Street and Myrtle Street. The project includes the construction of the “Beehive Bridge” with multi-colored panels, bee and hive sculptures, and even small parks on the southern corners of the Main Street and East Main Street intersection. A “road diet” was used to decrease the road width on the Main Street Overpass, making the area more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The Beehive Bridge project ties into the previous phases of New Britain’s Downtown Revitalization efforts. This project will be complete in May 2020.
The bridge is even more stunning when lit up in the evening than it is during the day!