In case you haven\u2019t heard: Route 7 traffic will be detoured through the village this weekend so the state can complete its bridge repair work over the Norwalk River in Branchville. This is weekend one of five this summer, so get used to the disturbance. While frustrating \u2014 especially compounded with the alternating one-way traffic on Route 35 during the week, it\u2019s important that drivers remember to be calm on Ridgefield\u2019s roadways. And, if you\u2019re someone who lives in the area, to know where the detours will be set up (there\u2019s a map on the front of this week\u2019s paper that will also be posted online) and to give yourself enough time to get to your destination. It\u2019s never fun using a slower, secondary route but it\u2019s better to be prepared on the road than to get angry at the sudden congestion and the delays it causes for all drivers. Road rage comes from panic: That Father Time is working against you, and that you\u2019re going to be late. This anxiety creates accidents on the road, and accidents impinge further on the flow of traffic throughout town. Distracted driving \u2014 looking up alternate routes on map apps while driving \u2014 also contributes to crashes and collisions. Drive with your head up, not down. And be prepared, don\u2019t panic. Traffic is nobody\u2019s friend, but it shouldn\u2019t kindled into being everyone\u2019s enemy. This weekend \u2014 and for four more this summer \u2014 it will really take a village to help put out this flame. We need to do it together, patiently.