Cornwall Bridge project shelved

A proposed plan for reconfiguring the area around the intersection of Route 7 and Route 4 in Cornwall Bridge appears to have hit a roadblock. During a public forum Monday, First Selectman Gordon M. Ridgway said the plan, devised by consulting firm Fitzgerald & Halliday and considered a “quick build,” is now being put on the shelf. He said the town will focus on a more conventional long-term vision for the area. Richard M. Lynn Jr., executive director of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments and a Cornwall resident, said one of COG’s responsibilities is regional transportation planning. The quick-build method is new and aims for temporary improvements. The plan’s goal was to enhance safety and slow down traffic, but the state Department of Transportation didn’t favor temporary crosswalks, among other suggestions in the plan.

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