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Trumbull, Monroe Residents Encouraged To Attend Routes 25/111 Meeting

A meeting April 20 will discuss an upcoming study to help reduce congestion and improve routes 25 and 111 in Monroe and Trumbull.
A meeting April 20 will discuss an upcoming study to help reduce congestion and improve routes 25 and 111 in Monroe and Trumbull. Photo Credit: Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments

MONROE, Conn. -- Monroe First Selectman Steve Vavrek is urging residents to attend a meeting a study to identify strategies to improve traffic operations along routes 25 and 111 in Trumbull and Monroe Wednesday, April 20 at Monroe Elementary School to offer their input and to ask questions.

The study will look at ways to make the improvements, especially during peak commuting hours to both routes, which regionally significant corridors serving local businesses, employers, schools, medical facilities and retailers located in Trumbull, Monroe and Newtown.

In addition to traffic congestion, the study also will identify ways to address:

  • Safety issues and measures to improve deficiencies.
  • Appropriate accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users.
  • Mitigation of potential impacts to environmental resources.
  • Future development potential along the corridors.
  • Access to businesses, employers and services.

The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments website said: "By identifying strategies to create more efficient traffic operations along routes 25 and 111, current and future development, drivers, transit users, bicyclists and pedestrians will be better accommodated."

The study area will begin 500 feet south of the intersection of routes 25 and 111 and continues along each route heading north from Trumbull into Monroe.

The northern boundaries of the Route 25 study area are the intersection with Route 59 and Pepper Street. The study area for Route 111 terminates at the intersection with Jeannette Street.

In addition to these corridors, connector roads between 111 and 25 also will be evaluated.

Monroe and Trumbull were able to secure state transportation money for 100 percent of the study costs, or $375,000. The study is being paid for by the state’s Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program. MetroCOG is serving as the project manager for the study, further reducing local costs.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.at the Monroe Elementary School’s cafe, 375 Monroe Turnpike. For more information, click here.

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