Today, State Representative James Maroney (D – Milford and Orange) announced that the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted the City of Milford permission to decorate the railroad trestles running through its historic downtown neighborhood, he announced in a press release.
Representative Maroney partnered with the Department on Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Milford Fine Arts Council to persuade DOT on this issue. Representative Maroney said that decorating the trestles, which support the railroad bridges and overpasses, “will provide the City with a unique opportunity to highlight its character and history.”
He added: “Milford is the first town to be granted permission to pursue this beautification, and I can think of no better place to start. I would like to thank Commissioner James Redeker and the staff of the Department of Transportation for their efforts on this issue. I know that Milford will embrace the chance to further enhance our historic downtown, which has already been an engine of Milford’s economic revitalization.”
Julie Nash, Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Milford, also welcomed the news. "This new opportunity will help us build a link between either side of our downtown, encouraging visitors to explore all that Milford has to offer. Downtown is a vibrant place to be and now our visitors and residents will see this reflected in new welcome signage," she said.