Upgraded Traffic Cameras, Monitors, Communication System Coming on Interstate 95, U.S. Rt 7

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to upgrade and expand closed-circuit television cameras, traffic flow monitors and communication upgrades on Interstate 95 and Route 7 in Fairfield County. — an announcement from the Connecticut General Assembly
The traffic monitoring technology watches Connecticut highways to allow rapid response to any incidents affecting safety. “If our first responders have more resources to use in place, they will be able to respond to an emergency situation quickly and efficiently,” said state Sen. Pat Billie Miller, who represents Stamford and Darien. The project in question will involve the upgrade and expansion of existing camera networks for up-to-date traffic conditions and travel times to emergency responders, the media and motorists. Existing fiber-optic cable and cameras on I-95 will be replaced; new ones will be installed along Route 7, with further work including the installation of traffic flow monitors and communication equipment.

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Access Blocked at Corbin Dr and Post Rd Weekdays Starting Tuesday, Expected to Last Two Weeks

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Corbin Drive will be blocked weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Tuesday, April 12 and continuing each day until there’s no further need for it, Darien police announced Monday. Construction of the first stage of The Corbin District is the reason. UPDATE: The construction phase requiring the blocked access is expected to take 10 business days, weather permitting, said David Genovese, the CEO of Baywater Properties and the principal developer of The Corbin Project. “Vehicles needing to access Corbin Drive will be detoured to Center Street, to Old King’s Highway South, to the eastern end of Corbin Drive,” the announcement said. “Businesses, including the Post Office, will be open and accessible using the construction.”

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CT Gas Tax Cut Shows the Mediocrity of Our State Legislature

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Attention all chiropractors and physical therapists! Please report immediately to the state Capitol to treat the sore muscles of lawmakers who’ve twisted themselves into a pretzel, patting themselves on their backs for cutting the gasoline tax! What a surprise (in an election year) that lawmakers voted unanimously to cut the gasoline tax 25 cents a gallon from April 1 to June 30. What a massive sense of relief for money-short taxpayers to save — what? — $25 per car this spring.

Darien Police Transportation

On Friday, March 18 Corbin Drive Yet Again Closed to Traffic From Post Road, 9 AM to 3 PM

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Construction activity for the Corbin District project is again closing Corbin Drive to traffic from the Post Road, this time on Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Darien police announced. “Vehicles needing to access Corbin Drive will be detoured to Center Street, to Old King’s Highway South, to the eastern end of Corbin Drive,” the announcement said. “Businesses, including the Post Office, will be open and accessible using the construction.” “Darien Police Department staff will be in the area in order to facilitate the safe and efficient flow of traffic.  A large presence of construction vehicles, most notably concrete trucks, will be in the area during this time.  Motorists not needing to access the area should consider alternate routes to their destination.”

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Again, Corbin Drive Closed at Post Road, 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday

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The Darien Police Department announced Friday that vehicles won’t be able to access Corbin Drive from the Post Road downtown because of construction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 7. A lot of construction vehicles, especially trucks carrying concrete will be on Corbin that day. Corbin Drive can be accessed via a detour from Center Street to Old Kings Highway South to the other end of Corbin. The Post Office and businesses on Corbin will be open. The closure is due to a large amount of construction activity for The Corbin District redevelopment.

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Corbin Drive Closes to Vehicle Traffic 8 AM to 2:30 PM, Wednesday, Feb 16

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The Darien Police Department announced Tuesday that Corbin Drive, the downtown street where Darien Post Office is located, will be closed to vehicle traffic at the end of the street nearest the Post Road from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Post Office and businesses on the street can be reached by entering and leaving Corbin Drive from the Old Kings Highway end. The reason: a large amount of planned construction activity. The Corbin District project is particularly active these days on the entire side of the street opposite the Post Office.