June 8, 2012 | last updated June 8, 2012 1:57 pm

E. Windsor lands $2M more for sewer work

East Windsor got another $1.96 million in federal funds to finish a 1 -mile sewer line extension on busy North Road, authorities say.

The U.S. Agriculture Department's Office of Rural Development issued a $1.44 million loan and $534,375 grant to the town to complete the North Road Sewer Project, offices for U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Joe Lieberman, and Congressman John Larson said Friday.

East Windsor originally got a $2.2 million loan and a $707,000 grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to install about 8,300 feet of sewer main and manholes, officials said.

The federal dollars will offset the town's estimated $4 million tab to do the work.

Indeed, the town reported last fall that it was about $700,000 below budget on the project and was anticipating using the savings to extend the main beyond Mullen Road to Wells Road.

First Selectwoman Denise Menard could not be immediately reached Friday for comment. However, in a statement issued by congressional leaders, Menard said the sewer work will promote "smart business growth and economic development along the North Road corridor.''

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