Ridgefield road complaints: Is it the weather? Chemicals?

Roads don’t seem to be holding up the way they used to. Blame the weather? Lack of road drainage? The quality of today’s paving products? A public less tolerant of bumps, potholes and the occasional flood? “We’re getting a lot of complaints about our roads,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi told the Board of Selectmen. “And it’s not just Ridgefield.” “It’s … read more

Road work: Paving potholes is on town’s repair list

A road crew from the town highway department was out on East Ridge filling potholes with cold patch on Monday. From left are Robert Sommerer, Jim Fortin and Evo Falcinelli. —Macklin Reid photo

Warm-weather paving season beckons like a stripe of smooth oily blacktop, and the Ridgefield Highway Department has a list of 14 roads it’s hoping to repair and repave this year. Ridgefield’s roads are traveled by commuters, shoppers, school buses and soccer parents — the quality of driving surfaces is important to people. “If I was to rank the number of … read more

Letter: Voters want state roads, bridges to improve

The Department of Transportation plans to widen the southbound lane of Route 7 to make turning right onto Route 102 easier. The agency also wants to stop southbound drivers from turning left into Branchville Station through Depot Road. —Steve Coulter photo

To the Editor: It is amusing that some continue to argue that tolls should be called taxes. The voters have spoken. They don’t care about nomenclature. Voters signaled they want Connecticut’s roads and bridges improved, and that they are willing to pay user-fees to support delivery of critical infrastructure improvements and congestion reduction programs. Connecticut is the only state between … read more

Accidents, stuck cars on snowy roads

“Why don’t these people just stay home?”pleaded the voice of one emergency worker on the radio. Accidents including a three-car pile-up at Route 7 and Old Still Road that is sending all southbound traffic on Route 7 down Still Road, a roll-over and Cain Hill Road and a vehicle that hit a tree off Old Branchville Road, together with numerous … read more

Letter: To police commissioners: What about our roads?

To the Editor: I encourage the candidates for Police Commission (Marcie Coffin, Joe Savino, and Tom Reynolds) to share their response to residents’ concerns about traffic on local streets. Recent letters to The Press have highlighted the problems on Remington Road and Rockwell Road.  These concerns exist on many other local roads in our town. Currently police response is limited … read more

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