August 17, 2022

Senator Haskell Announces New Canaan, Weston, Westport To Receive Upgraded Crosswalks With Improved Pedestrian Infrastructure

Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) announced that the Department of Transportation confirmed 11 intersections in New Canaan, Weston and Westport will receive upgraded crosswalks with improved pedestrian crossings, with work to be underway in 2023. With this latest announcement, 20 total crosswalks will receive upgrades in the 26th Senate District, part of a larger statewide effort to ensure pedestrians are not put in harm’s way and to ensure modern infrastructure is meeting the needs of today’s travelers.

“During my two terms, I’ve held numerous press conferences at intersections in my district that are dangerous for pedestrians. It feels like just yesterday that I stood with state officials where Wilton Road meets the Post Road, calling for improvements at one of the worst intersections in the state,” Sen. Haskell. “Today, I can confirm that we are taking action. My work as the Senate Chair of the Transportation Committee has prioritized safety for travelers, whether they are in a car or on foot. That’s why I’m ecstatic that 11 more crosswalks – and 20 total in my district – will receive key upgrades to improve accessibility and pedestrian safety.”

The Department of Transportation will perform upgrades including countdown pedestrian indicators, accessible pedestrian pushbuttons and concurrent pedestrian phasing in an effort to improve accessibility and pedestrian safety at intersections including:

  • Route 123 (New Norwalk Road) at Route 106 (Silvermine Road) and Route 106 (East Avenue) in New Canaan
  • Route 106 (Old Stamford Road) at Jelliff Mill Road in New Canaan
  • Route 57 (Weston Road) at Broad Street and Good Hill Road in Weston
  • Route 33 (Saugatuck Avenue) at I-95 Southbound Ramps in Westport
  • Route 1 (Post Road East) at Playhouse Square Shopping Center Drive in Westport
  • Route 1 (Post Road West) at Sylvan Road in Westport
  • Route 1 (Post Road West) and Route 1 (Post Road East) at Route 33 (Riverside Avenue and Wilton Road) in Westport
  • Route 1 (Post Road East) at North Turkey Hill Road and South Turkey Hill Road in Westport
  • SSR 476 (Sherwood Island Connector) at Greens Farms Road in Westport
  • Route 1 (Post Road East) at S.R. 476 (Sherwood Island Connector) in Westport
  • Route 33 (Wilton Road) at Merritt Parkway Connector and Spring Hill Road in Westport

These projects will have design plans completed expected in February 2023 with tentative advertising for construction in April 2023.