Letter: Town, state responsible for fixing dangerous Rec Center intersection

To the Editor: Recently, aluminum standing-strips on the northbound “shoulder” of Route 35 deterred vehicles from passing vehicles waiting to turn left into Rec Center/Founders Hall complex. They were removed and nothing has replaced them. Cars and trucks have resumed passing on the right. This reckless driving poses a recurring danger for multi-vehicle collisions with cars leaving and entering from … read more

A sliver widening on Route 35 by Fox Hill gains acceptance

A sliver-pass — an informal road widening which allowed northbound Route 35 traffic to slip by cars stopped, waiting to turn left into the Parks and Recreation driveway — will be officially accommodated as part of the state’s current repaving project on the highway. “That’s going to be widened in that area,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. “It will be … read more

Route 35: Town will get unpaved lot by the bridge

Flat and unpaved, an area useful for occasional parking will be left to the town as a legacy of the state’s Route 35 bridge project — now near completion after two and a half years of recurring traffic backups. “It’s not going to be a formal parking area,” said Town Engineer Charles Fisher. “We’re just going to leave a gravel … read more

No traffic planned at Route 35 bridge site next week

Ridgefield drivers will get a reprieve from traffic stops at the Route 35 bridge site next week. After weeks of alternating one-way traffic near Fox Hill condominiums, the state has decided it will not stop cars in town between Monday, May 7, and Friday, May 11. Baier has notified me that  there is no construction activity planned for next week,” said Ryan … read more

State schedules more one-way traffic at Route 35 bridge site

For the fourth week in a row, Ridgefield drivers will have to sit in lines of alternating one-way traffic at the Route 35 bridge site. Ryan Wodjenski of the state Department of Transportation (DOT) told The Press Wednesday, April 25, that Bloomfield-based Baier Construction plans to alternate traffic at the site Monday, April 30, through Friday, May 4. Baier is … read more

State to alternate traffic on Route 35 Nov. 28-29

Traffic delays can be expected at the Route 35 bridge project next week. The state Department of Transportation’s Ryan Wodjenski notified town officials Wednesday that Baier Construction, the contractor on the project, had said they plan on alternating one-way traffic next week, Tuesday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Nov. 29. “The rest of the week should be minor impacts to traffic,” Wodjenski said. … read more

State to alternate traffic on Route 35 Nov. 13-17

Traffic delays can be expected at the Route 35 bridge project next week. The state Department of Transportation’s Ryan Wodjenski notified town officials Friday Baier Construction, the contractor on the project, had said they plan on alternating one-way traffic next week, Monday, Nov. 13 through Friday Nov. 17. “Some operations may require traffic delays past 3 p.m.,” Wodjenski said. “Expect … read more

State, town celebrate no more Route 7 closings

The periodic weekend closures of Route 7 in Branchville, with traffic detoured through the center of town, are over — done! — and weekday work at the Route 35 bridge near Fox Hill is progressing toward a late-November return to two-way traffic. “That was the last closure,” John Dunham, district engineer with the state Department of Transportation, said after Route … read more