Exit 59 Traffic Study Public Meeting

On Wednesday, October 6th from 6 pm to 8 pm, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, together with stakeholders from Bethany, Woodbridge, and New Haven will hold a public informational hearing about the traffic patterns around Exit 59 of the Wilbur Cross Parkway.

The meeting will take place at the Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street in the Westville area of New Haven. It will offer the public a chance to learn more about the study underway and provide feedback.

This is part of an ongoing process which included a stakeholders meeting at Woodbridge Town Hall back in June. There are three additional stakeholders meetings planned and an additional public meeting planned for the spring. The study is expected to continue until the fall of 2011.

Besides traffic congestion problems, environmental and business aspects are being considered. Parts of the study area are within the 100 year floodplain, and seem to flood more frequently than that. The stakeholder committee also includes members of local businesses that get impacted by the transportation problems and looks at public and pedestrian traffic as well as vehicular traffic.

There is a study website that provides more details on the study, including presentations and reports so far. Members of the public are encouraged to review the website, participate in public meetings about the study and provide feedback to local elected officials.

Note: This article was originally posted at the Woodbridge Citizen

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