Governor M. Jodi Rell celebrated two major construction projects at Camp Rell in Niantic on April 5 that will benefit and train members of the Connecticut Army National Guard. Gov. Rell emphasized that these projects mean jobs for CT workers and they are largely federally funded.
The two events included a groundbreaking marking the start of construction of the Connecticut Army National Guard Regional Training Institute Phase One, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new Niantic Readiness Center.
The Regional Training Institute (RTI) project is valued at $34.5 million. Completion is set for 2011. The RTI will support classes of 288 students and 14 instructors.
The new Niantic Readiness Center was built to provide the 192nd Military Police Battalion and 85th Troop Command with ample space for present and future training duties and modern office space for administrative functions. The NRC project is being completed at a cost of $19.1 million.