Friday, February 12, 2010

land use study of Route 7 between Norwalk and Danbury


Wilton Library Notification:
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
Thursday, February 25, 2010 
Changed to Monday March 1st
Wilton High School Cafeteria

395 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Informal Open House: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm
The South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) along with the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO) is conducting a transportation and land use study of Route 7 between Norwalk and Danbury. Route 7 is a critical transportation connection for life in southwestern Connecticut. This segment of Route 7 has been studied for years and some portions have been rebuilt over the decades in order to improve travel. Likewise, commuter rail on the Danbury Branch is currently being studied to determine the best way to improve rail service in the corridor.
Still, there are gaps in the transportation system both on the roadway itself and with options to better connect to the public transportation system that serves the corridor.
This study will look for ways to improve and interconnect the various components of the transportation system; the roadway, commuter rail, bus travel, walking, and biking. The study will also evaluate how land is currently used in the corridor and how it could be used in the future to work with the transportation system serving it.

The study will focus on Route 7 within Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, and Wilton. The study will not evaluate the need for an expressway from Danbury to Norwalk, but will instead investigate ways to maximize the efficiency and safety of all modes of the existing transportation system.
The first of three public information meetings is being held to present and discuss the study scope, status, the vision for the corridor, and to review existing transportation and land use conditions.
Area residents, business owners, commuters, and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend this meeting to share your views about issues and opportunities for improvement in the Route 7 corridor. For study and meeting information, please visit
www.route7study.org or contact:

South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA)
Craig Lader (Study Project Manager)
203-316-5190
lader@swrpa.org

 

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