New Milford officials have been working with the state Department of Transportation on traffic congestion mitigation around Bridge Street, and intersections of West, Railroad, Main and Grove streets. Mayor Pete Bass says engineers changed the traffic and pedestrian sync when they changed the lights on Railroad and Bridge streets and took down the flashing light at West and Bridge.
DOT Engineers were in New Milford this week assessing the light sync issues on Bridge Street to make adjustments, and that work is continuing.
Bass has requested a ' do not turn on red' sign at the intersection of East Street, Route 202 and Bridge Street, which he believes will alleviate cars entering Bridge Street with a left hand turn from Grove being stuck in the intersection due to congestion.
For East Street, Bass says the town has applied for Federal grant funding for a left hand turn lane at the intersection of Elm and Route 202, which he says should help ease traffic on 202 from the light to Grove Street.