The Connecticut Department of Transportation is hosting informational meetings to present conceptual designs as part of the Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study. The trail is planned to be located within the right-of-way the entire length of the Parkway, destroying our greenway.
The Merritt Parkway Conservancy invites you to join us to address concerns about the removal of hundreds of trees and shrubs; expensive wetland crossings; traffic interference at road crossings; fencing to separate the trail from the Parkway along the 37.5 miles; security lighting; treatment of trail surfaces; and identifying funding sources to build and maintain the trail in the future. There may be security and privacy problems for homes abutting the Parkway. These are just a few of our objections to the plan. Read more here.
The CT DOT contact for the study is:
CT Department of Transportation
PO Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131
Stratford's meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4, at Stratford Town Hall's Council Chambers, 2725 Main Street, at 7 pm.
A meeting in Greenwich will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Meeting Room at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, at 7 pm.
Neighbors: Do you live next to or near the Merritt Parkway? We invite you to
stay informed about the progress of the study and what the trail might mean to you.
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