The red tape holding up the design and construction of a greenway along the Naugatuck River in Waterbury has finally – after 21 months – been hurdled, Millions of federal transportation dollars earmarked for the project were tangled up in a contracts and tedious oversight by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, city engineers in Waterbury, and RBA, the New York based design company.

   Last night the Board of Aldermen approved the contract between the City of Waterbury and the Greenway Design Consultant RBA. The contract is now on it way to Mayor Neil O’Leary’s desk, and as soon as he signs it, RBA can begin was is expected to be a year-long design the design. The construction phase, and then community enjoyment of the greenway will follow the design.