Hartford- Trumbull’s state representatives, T.R. Rowe (R-123) and Tony Hwang (R-134) today announced that the DOT has begun work to fix the off ramp at the Merritt Parkway’s exit 50 south, which leads onto White Plains Road.
Earlier in the Spring, the DOT had modified the off-ramp in an effort to alleviate the problems caused by the prior design, which led to numerous rear-end type motor vehicle accidents. However, in configuring a new design, the radius was too tight for motorists making right hand turns, thereby forcing them into oncoming traffic on White Plains Road to complete the turn. In addition, the DOT will also be installing signage and plantings in an effort to increase safety and aesthetics in the area.
Representative Rowe remarked, “It is unfortunate that in attempting to solve one problem, the DOT created another one, but I am very pleased that what was a dangerous situation will be corrected in the coming days.”
“Safety needs to be a foremost concern, and the area simply was not safe with the new design. Needless to say, we are happy with the new and safer plans.” Representative Hwang remarked.