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.
A meeting in Fairfield will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, at 7 pm. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12.
Westport's meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 10, at Westport Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Avenue, at 7 pm. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Monday, March 17.
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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