Thursday, February 14, 2013
Meeting Set on Route 136-Bayberry Improvements
Westport Public Works Director Stephen Edwards announced today that a public information meeting about potential improvements to the intersection of Bayberry Lane and State Route 136, (Easton Road) has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Room 201 of the Westport Town Hall.
“There will be a brief presentation of a study of the intersection commissioned by the Southwestern Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) and conducted by Milone and MacBroom Inc.,” said Edwards.
“There will be opportunity after the presentation for any interested parties to ask questions and/or voice concerns regarding the proposal.”
Copies of the study are available for review here or in the Public Works Department, Room 210 of Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Comments: Comment Policy
Nice… BUT When are we going to face up to the dangerous problems at Wilton Rd / Post Rd as well as the Roseville / Post Rd intersection. Hopefully, before someone gets killed. I am not exaggerating saying that twice in the past 48 hours I observed vehicles at the light at Wilton/Post running the light at excess speed , 5 - 10 seconds after the red light, my front end was all but toast had I not knowingly hesitated, it is not a unusual occurrence. There needs to be a traffic flow solution and a police enforcement solution. It has gotten too regular an occurrence lately, cars and semis blowing lights at busy intersections in Westport , last night it was a propane truck.
Sorry to take the eye off the article at hand (bayberry and 136) but there is no other forum to vent the outrage and fear of these truly dangerous intersections in Westport. What say ye ?
Chip, there are dangerous intersections all over town and which ones are more so than others is tough to prioritize. Take for example the one between CVS and Trader Joe’s; it’s a joke. Pedestrians may as well be pins in a bowling alley. Cars certainly don’t stop for them regardless of the fact that they’re in the crosswalk. Crosswalks are entirely meaningless to drivers.
As to stopping for red lights, do what I do prior to going out into the intersection: count to at least 3, then you’re more or less safe. More or less being the operative phrase. Incredibly sad commentary on the driving, admittedly, but it’s the environment we live in, sadly. There aren’t enough cops to “stop” all the offenders.
Wilton-Post Road—really bad all times. Terrible sight lines. This morning I witnessed a pedestrian crossing with the light in the crosswalk south-to-north nearly clipped by an SUV turning right from Wilton onto Post—AND then nearly plowed down by a BMW turning left Wilton onto Post. The lady was screaming at the drivers, one of whom slowed down as if to rebut (or maybe apologize, nah!) but then thought better of it and moved on.
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport