New Milford will hold a virtual public involvement meeting tonight about the proposed Route 7 and Aspetuck Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Project. The Zoom meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.
The project includes over 7,000 feet of sidewalk, ramps, and pedestrian bridge. Conceptual design has been completed by New Milford and the preliminary design is slated to begin under the Transportation Alternatives Program overseen by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The project is funded through Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program, paying 80-percent of reimbursable costs. The local portion of $458,000 is the remaining 20 percent. This applies to design, right of way, and construction costs.
Construction is slated for summer 2022.
There have been pedestrian crashes in the past three years on a dozen streets, including two fatalities. There were multiple pedestrian crashes on Kent Road, Danbury Road, Bridge Street and Railroad Street.