Another meeting has been held about Danbury's Plan of Conservation and Development, which is updated every 10 years. The meeting on the 20th focused on traffic and infrastructure. FHI Studio manager Francisco Gomes says traffic volume on 12 state routes through the City has been trending downwards since 2004, while traffic on Interstate 84 has been stable. The data analyzed from the state was only through 2018.
City Councilman Fred Visconti says they need to take a better look at what the experts did to come to that conclusion. Gomes acknowledged that the numbers may not be representative of the entire city because they only have data from the state. He notes that they will take comments into account when updating the master plan.
Gomes added that the big question on traffic management, will be what to do to better manage the local increases.
FHI senior transportation engineer Parker Sorenson says no capacity improvements have been made to the 12 state routes examined since 2004, so he doesn't expect there to be improvement.