State Sen. Anthony Musto hailed paving work that is still in progress on Main Street in the Town of Trumbull.

“Main Street has long endured the weight of heavy traffic, and its condition has continued to worsen over the years,” said Sen. Musto. “After pressing the Department of Transportation on the issue, our delegation was able to convince them of the dire need for paving. Trumbull residents have waited a long time for this, and I’m pleased that these essential repairs will occur before the onset of yet another potentially damaging winter season. As anyone who has traveled Main Street this past week can see, the new paving is a huge improvement.”

Sen. Musto and former State Rep. T.R. Rowe and State Rep. Tony Hwang wrote to the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 2011 to voice their concerns over the condition of Main Street. After continuing to push DOT on the issue, they were finally able to secure a spot for the repairs on DOT’s list of paving projects for 2013.

The state road has been in particularly poor condition in recent years. As one of the main roads in town, Main Street bears the impact of extremely heavy use. It had previously been rutted and patched, but its condition continued to deteriorate over the course of this past winter.