The Candlewood Corners drainage improvement project in New Fairfield is ahead of schedule and under budget. Work started at the end of June to mitigate flooding that has damaged properties and caused hazardous driving conditions. First Selectman Susan Chapman says the undersized drainage was also poorly aligned. Two culverts, large enough to handle rain events without flooding properties and roadways, were installed. The 30 inch pipes were put in across Sawmill Road. The project was expected to take three to four months to complete. The project cost was estimated at $500,000.