Ridgefield has multiple projects breaking ground in 2022. Here’s what residents should expect.

The second phase of the town’s long-awaited sewer project is expected to break ground this spring. The state pushed the town to undertake the projects to meet new regulations and environmental standards under the federal Clean Water Act. Voters approved an estimated $48 million for the projects in 2018, but the actual costs came in at more than $55 million, according to calculations from Ridgefield’s Water Pollution Control Authority. Work on the town’s Main Street realignment project will resume this year. The construction will take six to seven months, bringing the overall project to completion by Thanksgiving. This year, work will begin on a $2 million state program to add streetlights, crosswalks and sidewalks along the western side of Route 7 and pedestrian bridges to access the northern side of the Branchville train station. First Selectman Rudy Marconi said the town is looking at “several different additional projects for parking” to improve availability around town. “The town’s gonna be busy,” he said of the year ahead. “It’s time for badly-needed investments in our infrastructure. … Now is the time to get working on it and getting it done, and that’s what we need to do for 2022.”


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