Danbury is looking for state and federal funds to study traffic conditions from Downs Street onto Route 37 all the way to the intersection with Pembroke Road and Brush Hill Road in New Fairfield. The goal is to figure out how to alleviate traffic congestion and improve public safety along the unimproved section of the corridors.
Some examples where improvements could be made are at the intersections with Main Street, Balmforth Avenue, Golden Hill Road and Jeanette Street. The study would also evaluate the possibility of adding pedestrian and bike areas along the corridor. Danbury and New Fairfield officials are looking into a walking trail along Margerie Lake Reservoir.
The study is estimated to cost $150,000. 80-percent would be funded by the Federal Highway Administration, 10-percent by the state Department of Transportation and the rest from the City of Danbury.
Danbury beat out Brookfield and New Milford on the 11-mile corridor study. Only Danbury and Stamford were selected by the state to move forward.