DOT looks to improve congested Westport intersection

There were 29 total crashes at the intersection of routes 57 and 136 within the past three years, according to state collected by the state Department of Transportation. Now, the department is looking to make the notoriously congested intersection safer and less confusing with a proposed project near the Merritt Parkway. The project is expected to cost $6 million with 80 percent federal funding and 20 percent state funding. There will not be a contribution from the town, according to DOT. Construction is expected to be over one season lasting from March to November. The staging and sequencing of the construction will be decided during the design phase in coordination with Westport. Residents who live in the area will be able to get to thier homes throughout the project.

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