The Danbury City Council has approved improving a portion of a street considered scenic. The Planning Commission signed off on the improvements to Long Ridge Road. A committee of the Council held a public hearing recently about the proposed modification.
Residents testified about the condition of the road, which they say is full of potholes and dangerous for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. They described flat tires, damaged struts, and bodily injuries.
The City approved funding in May for road improvements, including to Long Ridge Road. Danbury ordinances call for the City Council to approve any improvement to scenic roads in excess of routine maintenance. The scenic portion is only from just south of Brushy Hill Road to Old Lantern Road.
While the entire road is already paved, one of the requirements to be considered scenic is that it be unpaved.