Norwalk’s new roundabout to make Richards Ave, West Cedar Street safer: ‘Good traffic design’

Also called a roundabout or rotary, the traffic circle will replace the more than 30-year-old traffic signal at the intersection, saving the city in future maintenance costs and limiting emissions from vehicles idling at red lights, said Jim Travers, director of the city’s Transportation, Mobility and Parking Department. It will be located near the campus of CT State Norwalk, formerly Norwalk Community College. The traffic circle, which has $5 million in state funds, will be funded by: $1 million in state bond funds acquired by Duff, and the state Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program from which the TMP Department received $4 million — the maximum amount for a single grant, Travers said. The TMP Department looks to have community conversations and meetings about the project this spring, Travers said.

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