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DOT to upgrade existing pedestrian crossing equipment in 20 towns

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to upgrade existing pedestrian crossing equipment at 25 different locations in 20 towns including Bethel, Danbury, Ridgefield and Southbury. 

The proposed upgrades include countdown pedestrian indications, accessible pedestrian pushbuttons, and concurrent pedestrian phasing which will improve accessibility and pedestrian safety.  Upgrades are also proposed for intersections in New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, and Seymour. 

At this time, the DOT doesn't anticipated the an informational meeting or formal public hearing will be necessary. 

The design plans for these projects are expected to be completed in April 2023, with a tentative advertising date for construction of July 2023. Anyone interested in requesting information on this project may do so by contacting Ethan Donecker, Project Manager via email at Ethan.Donecker@ct.gov and make reference to Project No. 0174-0452.
The following intersections include: 

Bethel – Route 53 (Grassy Plain Street) at Francis J Clarke Circle – Int. # 009-218
Danbury – S.R. 824 (New State Road) at I-84 Exit 2 Westbound On/Off Ramps – Int. #034-246
Danbury – S.R. 824 (New State Road) at I-84 Exit 2 Eastbound On/Off Ramps – Int. # 034-247
Danbury – U.S. Route 6 & 202 (Mill Plain Road) at Westwood Village Drive – Int. # 034-256

New Milford – U.S. Routes 7 & 202 (Kent Road & Danbury Road) at Route 67 & U.S. Route 202 (Bridge Street) and Peagler Hill Road – Int. # 095-222
Newtown – Route 34 (Berkshire Road) at Toddy Hill Road – Int. # 096-225
Oxford – Route 67 (Oxford Road) at Oxford Towne Center Driveway – Int. # 107-208
Ridgefield – Route 7 (Ethan Allen Hwy.) at Topstone Road and Cains Hill Road – Int. # 117-225
Ridgefield – Route 7 (Danbury Road) at Regency/Laurel Ridge – Int. # 117-235
Seymour – Route 313 (Broad Street & River Street) at Derby Avenue and West Street – Int. # 124-207
Southbury – U.S. Route 6 (Main Street North) at Route 67 (Roxbury Road) – Int. # 130-211

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