A regional planning agency has released a report on traffic along Route 37 through Danbury and New Fairfield. The Western Connecticut Council of Governments looked into issues along the corridor for more than a year to determine what safety improvements, if any were needed to help drivers and pedestrians.
About a dozen intersections were identified for improvements, at a cost of $4.7 million to $7.8 million. WestCOG analyzed reported crashes since 2010 along the nearly 5 miles between the Exit 6 off ramp and just past the intersection with Route 39. The Route 37-Stacey Road intersection in Danbury had the highest number of crashes in the study area.
WestCOG recommends pedestrian signal heads on Stacey Road and sidewalks on 37 as part of the state Department of Transportation project to widen and realign the intersection. Other intersections were Route 39 and Saw Mill Road in New Fairfield, Peck, Barnum, Padanaram and Golden Hill roads and Jeanette Street in Danbury.