DOT Begins Safety Improvements on Bridgeport Avenue in Milford

The Department of Transportation is making changes to a stretch of Bridgeport Avenue in Milford after years of people saying the street was too dangerous for pedestrians.

The DOT pledged to make a series of changes to make the road safer, starting by repainting crosswalks and reconfiguring lanes. The office of State Rep. Kim Rose , who championed the changes, said there are also plans to change the timing and brightness of traffic lights in the area. 

The move comes after it came to light that in the last 10 years there were 17 pedestrian-involved accidents with four fatalities. Earlier this year two people were hit in 48 hours – a 34-year-old woman leaving a restaurant after work and a 14-year-old boy. 

The DOT has started work on some of the improvements and more are expected to be completed soon.

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