Except for the people who
understandably agree that their property values could be adversely
affected by the proposed expressway extension, I think most of the strong
opposition to "Super 7" comes from our "tree-hugging"
environmental kooks. I think the State (and/or the affected towns) could
help diminish the opposition by offering reasonable compensation to those
whose property values would be adversely affected. I would be glad to help
with your public relations efforts.
Although only in my current
residence for 3 years, I have lived in the Danbury area the past 11 years,
using Rt 7 daily. Some finality needs to come to this project, as Western
CT residents are tired of political vacillating with regards to
transportation: No railroad one year, expanded service the next.
Expressway one decade, none the next. Expand the Danbury segment to
Ridgefield one year, where did it go the next?
An expressway for Route 7 will
not only lessen congestion along its current path, but will also reduce
travel times for commuters and make traveling safer for patrons of both
the expressway and the current road.
Connecticut is so far behind
the times it is ridiculous. This expressway should have been built in the
sixties. Why would you want to totally alienate the towns in northern
I AM A POLICE OFFICER AND
STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THE STATES UNDER STATEMENT OF THE NUMBER OF TRUCKS
ON RT 7. ALSO I FEEL THE RAISING OF THE BRIDGE'S IN NEWTON AND BETHEL ARE
ATTEMPTS TO FURTHER STALL THE WORK ON BUILDING A SUPER " 7 " BY
ALLOWING TRUCK TRAFFIC TO USE RURAL BACK ROADS.
I believe that a simple
extension of the 2 lane Route 7 to a 4 lane road would not be the best
solution. A parkway, where trucks are restricted would be best. Traveling
on the existing Route 7 is dangerous due to local traffic that does not
consider those who are passing through. For example, cars who travel below
the speed limit, cars who enter roadway without concern to on-coming
traffic, and the constant danger of a head-on collision due to passing
cars on a road that does not provide adequate line of sight.
I feel that developing this
road is essential for the development of the economies of the towns
located on both ends of Route 7. I hope that this project is completed as
soon as possible. I look forward to the day that my commute to Stamford is
both quick and safe. With Route 7 being the only major road between the
Danbury area and lower Fairfield county it is time to build for the
I have been traveling this
road for eighteen years. It is amazing how the rest of Connecticut's
transpiration system has evolved, while this route remains locked in the
1970's. I often hear "it's because the affluent towns along the
corridor have a lock on state officials". Is this the case? How can I
help this cause?"
I have relatives whom I visit
that live in Norwalk and I grew up in Wilton. On return visits, the
increased traffic on a Rt 7 that hasn't changed much since I grew up on it
back in the 60's (196 Danbury Rd., now a commercial site.is clearly a
problem. I believe that Rt. 7 should remain a "local" road since
many more homes vs. business' line it between Norwalk and Danbury.
I think a parkway will work as
well to limit truck traffic. This needs to be done or route 7 will become
obscene, and back roads will become very dangerous.
If I were a merchant on the
current Route 7, I would probably give it up. How can my customers get to
me if they have to fight all the truck and commuter traffic? I have <i>never</i>
understood the opposition to Super 7.
It is unacceptable to have a
mostly two-lane road to be the main link between north and south Fairfield
Planning on moving to Danbury,
an expressway would greatly ease my intended commute to my job in Norwalk.
Should only build 4 lane
extension from route 7 and 35 in Ridgefield to Danbury - that would get
rid of biggest headache. Also 4 lane into Norwalk as planned
The last mile that was opened
several years ago saves me ten minutes alone. not only would i love to see
the expressway up to Danbury, but it would be great if it went as far as
Traffic congestion in CT is
becoming a real problem. By constructing the super7 highway, we will free
up a lot of traffic on 95, 15, and local roads. It is essential to
alleviate the current traffic problems. I do not understand why the state
would allow the town of Wilton to hinder the completion of a much needed
We must have the expressway
built. Not having the expressway is bring down the value of Wilton. It is
not a small quiet town anymore. the traffic, pollution and noise is
unbearable. The expressway will eliminate this going right through our
Who is opposed to Super 7 and
Wondering Is it going to be
I-284? If not what number will it be replaced with for the old Route US-7?
Ban the Trucks and Buses from Using this highway because they pollute and
they make too much noise.
Wouldn't an increase in train
service be the ultimate goal? It will solve many of the items that a
highway will, but in a safer way. More people on the train = less cars on
the road. Less cars on the road = less of a chance for accidents. Also,
expanded freight service on the Danbury Branch will decrease the amount of
trucks on the road. In addition, most cars will likely average 70-75 mph
on Super 7, now that's just basic physics, if accident totals stay the
same (which I believe they will) the accidents occurred on Super 7 will be
much more dangerous. Wake up people, the best option her is not to build a
super highway, but to put that money into an enhanced rail service. It
cuts down accidents and road congestion, is better for the air quality,
will increase industry, and is reliable.