HARTFORD – State Representative John H. Frey announced the state Department of Transportation’s plans for traffic signal replacements at two intersections in Ridgefield.“With these improvements, two primary intersections in Ridgefield will operate more efficiency and with improved safety,” Rep. Frey said.
At the Intersection of Route 35 at Limestone Road and Haviland Road, the traffic signal equipment will be replaced with more modern technology. The magnetic detectors on Route 35 will be replaced with loop detectors and be located to conform to newer Department standards.
The new signal design will have Limestone Road and Haviland Road operate on their own phases, each road running without any opposition.
The 8 inch signal indications will be replaced with 12 inch lenses to provide for better visibility. The current schedule anticipates completion by the spring of 2010.
Additionally, at the intersection at Route 7 at Route 102 and Depot Road, the traffic signal equipment will be replaced with more modern technology. The traffic signal has been redesigned to operate as a fully actuated traffic signal. The Route 102 approach will be restriped to include a shoulder area more conducive to bicyclists. The Route 7 northbound approach will be restriped to better define and lengthen the exclusive left turn lane. The 8 inch signal indications will be replaced with 12 inch lenses to provide for better visibility. The current schedule anticipates completion by the spring of 2010.
“Improvements to both of these intersections have been in the planning stages for some time. Transportation monies from the federal stimulus package have been allocated to four intersections in our CTDOT district, with two being here in Ridgefield,” said Rep. Frey. “Both of these projects will soon go out to bid, and work should begin by September. The estimated cost is $100,000 for each of these two projects,” he added.
Rep. Frey, House Minority Whip, serves the 111th Assembly District of Ridgefield in the state House of Representatives. He serves on the Transportation Bonding sub-committee.