City to Receive Funds to Extend Greenway
While the City continues to work on enhancements to the Derby Greenway, it is already working on the next phase of the project after receiving word that it will be receiving $1.2 million for Phase III. this phase of the project will extend the Greenway across the Naugatuck River below the existing railroad trestle and then along the Housatonic River to the Orange town line. According to Valley C.O.G. Director Rick Dunne, the federal grant will be used to, "...build the next section of the trail in Derby to run from O'Sullivan's Island across the Naugatuck River. It will include a fishing pier south of the railroad trestle..."
The Greenway will go across the river just south of this existing trestle.
Ansonia and Shelton also received news that they will also be receiving funds to design and build Greenways in their communities. In Shelton, the funds will allow the City of Shelton to extend its River Walk up the Housatonic River to the dam. Ansonia will use their money to connect to the Derby Greenway at Division Street and extend it to Main Street.
The City has hired DeCarlo & Doll of Hamden to designe Phase III which is expected to be constructed in 2010