City of Shelton Thanks State Legislative Delegation for 2024 Capital Budget

The City of Shelton thanks and expresses our appreciation for the work of our state legislative delegation, Senator Drew MacEwen, Representative Dan Griffey and Representative Travis Couture, for their partnership and advocacy of our state appropriations requests, which have assisted us in advancing critical infrastructure improvements and ensuring that Shelton continues to be a great place to live and work.

Wallace Kneeland Boulevard Intersection Improvements
The City will receive a $1 million appropriation in the transportation budget for needed pedestrian and ADA infrastructure improvements along Wallace Kneeland Boulevard. Our 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Local Road Safety Plan include multiple projects along this high-volume roadway.

Wallace Kneeland Boulevard is used to access our local hospital, several senior and long-term care facilities, the Shelton YMCA, and three local schools. This project funding will help improve safety for some of our most vulnerable road users.

Planning and Design of a New Multi-Use Trail
The state capital budget includes $200,000 for planning and design work for a new multi-use trail. The trail will connect Kneeland Park with the western edge of City limits. It will feature public art, interpretive and historical signage, and viewing opportunities to see the salmon run in Goldsborough Creek.

This new trail will provide additional alternative transportation and mobility options and serve as a safe route to school for hundreds of Shelton’s students.