Rep. DeLauro announces more than $160M to build flood enhancements to protect Long Wharf, nearby areas

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) announced today $160.3 million in Hurricane Ida federal relief funds for the New Haven County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.
The funding will be used to build flood enhancements to protect Long Wharf in New Haven and nearby areas and assets, like Union Station, from flooding.
“Over the last decade, the catastrophic flooding in Connecticut’s coastal areas have upended lives, destroyed homes and businesses, and completely reshaped the shoreline,” said Rep. DeLauro.
I-95 would be used as the primary berm protecting New Haven, and flood mitigation features would be added to the underpasses to prevent water intrusion.
"By creating construction jobs and saving money on future cleanup costs and losses caused by water damage, this project is a huge economic benefit to the region," she added.