Petition calls for action on Route 111 safety issues
An online petition to Connecticut’s DOT, urging for installation of a traffic light on Route 111, is quickly gaining signatures.
The change.org petition was started by Marty Isaac, who said he has received about 180 signatures in the first 24 hours. The petition, addressed to James Redeker, Commissioner for the state DOT, is also copied to First Selectman Timothy Herbst and Trumbull Police Chief Thomas Kiely.
“The intersection between the newly constructed shopping plaza on route 111 (The EDGE Fitness Center, Prime 111, Chips) is extremely dangerous,” the petition reads. “There have been numerous accidents and close calls. Here’s the problem: High levels of traffic on Route 111 make it difficult for cars to safely exit this shopping plaza. In particular, turning left requires one to cross 2-3 lanes of fast moving traffic. It's unclear why a traffic light was not required at this intersection. There appears to be a lot of finger pointing — and the goal of this campaign is not to point yet another one. It is simply to call attention to the dangerous situation and demand a quick remedy.”
Last week, State Sen. Anthony Musto also called for prompt action from the DOT to mitigate safety concerns on Route 111, above the Route 25 intersection.
This is literally an accident waiting to happen,” Marty Isaac said. “It seems inexcusable to me that something so obviously wrong and dangerous is not being addressed.”
The petition can be found at http://chn.ge/1moX4d3