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To Ease Traffic, Major Woodbridge Connecting Street Gets Narrower

Landin Street is shrinking in an effort to alleviate traffic and speeding.

 

Landin Street in Woodbridge -- a major connecting street between Amity Road and Litchfield Turnpike -- is getting narrower, according to Woodbridge PD Deputy Chief Raymond Stuart, a decision that should help the connector's high volume of traffic and alleviate some speeding.

"If you narrow the road, the driver will slow down," said Stuart, a liaison to Woodbridge's traffic committee.

Stemming from a complaint about traffic on the connector, the committee decided to avoid speed bumps and narrow the road from between 29 and 32 feet to two lanes of 10 feet each, with bicycle / pedestrian lanes.

"It makes sense," said Stuart. "We have capabilities of monitoring it with speed and volume, and we’ll see if it helps out. In past studies, this has effectively slowed down traffic up to 12 miles an hour."

Stuart says the Landin Street project is already underway and will be quick and cost-effective.

Carla Bailey October 05, 2012 at 11:47 AM
I really don't see how this would help the horrendous traffic problem in that area on RT69. Sure it might slow people down on Landin, but how does that help the traffic?
Lisa October 09, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Carla, that was my thought exactly. All it does is slow down the driver on Landin Street. It does nothing to alleviate the traffic problems which are why people use it as a cut-through in the first place. And in all honesty, it's not going to slow the drivers down, either. Sad, but true. If someone wants to speed, they're going to speed - regardless of the width of the road.

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