Old Newtown Road in Danbury will be closed for about two months, starting on the 22nd at 8pm. The state Department of Transportation will then start intersection and safety improvements on Newtown Road in Danbury to relieve congestion at several intersections. The goal is also to reduce crashes between the Public Works Complex to Plumtrees Road and from Plumtrees Road to Eagle Road and Industrial Plaza Road.
Newtown Road will be widened from the Public Works Complex to Plumtrees Road, providing two through-lanes in each direction and exclusive left turn lanes at the Old Newtown Road and Plumtrees Road Intersections.
A raised median will be installed from Eagle Road to Commerce Drive within the existing painted island and left turn lane. Roadway widening is not anticipated to be needed for the installation of the raised median. Intersection improvements are also proposed for Eagle Road intersection, including minor curbline adjustments, minor grading and new traffic signal.
The $9.18 million dollar project is expected to be completed in November 2021.
Old Newtown Road will be closed until 6am on June 22. A detour route will be posted, using Newtown Road and Beaver Brook Road. Work along Plumtrees Road will utilize lane closures during the day between 9am and Noon and between 7pm and 6am, Monday through Friday. All other roadways between 9am and 3pm.