A.M Rizzo has been awarded a $4.2 million contract to replace highway signing along RT15, the Merritt Parkway. This DOT and Federally funded project is considered an integral part of the Congestion Management Process (CMP) which is used to plan priorities to address congestion within Connecticut and the region. While traffic congestion is an important issue the council and the CTDOT are also addressing many unsafe conditions that can be resolved by better signage. Oversize vehicles on the highway have become more prevalent and dangerous as witnessed by recent incidents caused by those conditions. In March of this year the Western Connecticut Council of Governments endorsed the project as the funding became available and included the project on its priority list.
In addition to the standard sign replacements, the project includes the replacement and new installation of Variable Message Signs (VMS) along the corridor from Greenwich through Westport. New and relocated VMS locations: Greenwich, northbound near Riversville Bridge Road, Norwalk near the Route 7 interchange and in Westport near exit 41. The current VMS were installed in 1993 and has extended its useful life.
The project is expected to be completed by the Winter of 2018.