Complaints cause Broadway Road curb to be removed; signs covered
Pressure from Trumbull residents has proven strong enough to cave in a curb that was installed earlier this week that blocked the Main Street entrance to Broadway Road.
The state’s Department of Transportation, which hasn't returned multiple calls from The Times, ultimately made the decision alongside the Fire Marshal's office, the town's Zoning Enforcement Officer, the Planning and Zoning Department, Trumbull Public Works Department, and the deputy chief of the Trumbull Police Department Wednesday night.
The curb was removed Thursday morning following several reported near collisions at the intersection.
In addition to the curb, a sign that read “No Thru Traffic After June 20” was turned down and other signs in the area covered with black bags.
While the curbing and signage have been removed, orange safety cones remain on site to alert drivers of the development going on in the area.
Property owner Sam DeVellis was reportedly responsible for building out the curb to comply with state traffic requirements.
The town is expected to file an expedited permit that will close the street off.
The end goal for the project is to close Whitney Avenue to make it part of Long Hill Green.
Check back in at trumbulltimes.com for updates about the site proposal and design plans.