The NVCOG, in collaboration with the CTDOT, the Town of Woodbury, and the Federal Highway Administration, is preparing to engage a multi-disciplinary team to complete a corridor study along US Route 6 through Woodbury. The intent of the study is to address safety and traffic flow concerns and provide for improved pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-user accessibility.
US Route 6 is one of the main routes through Woodbury, providing connection to Watertown and Route 8 to the north and to Interstate 84 in Southbury to the south. The route also serves as the town’s Main Street, providing access to two historic districts and to much of the commercial activity within town. Through most of the town Route 6 is a two lane road, characterized by wide shoulders, gaps in the sidewalk network, and a mix of high speed limits in the more rural areas of town and lower limits in the commercial areas. In addition to automobile traffic there is a high level of pedestrian traffic near the town center and cyclist traffic along the full route. In the Town’s most recent Plan of Conservation and Development improving access for non-motorized users along Route 6 was identified as a key priority.
The study team will collect and analyze traffic and safety data, working with the public to identify locations with safety or congestion concerns, and then proposing countermeasures to improve those locations. A special focus will be on the needs of those walking, especially in the town’s historic areas, as well as on cyclists for the length of the corridor. This will all result in a final report including analysis of recommendations, conceptual engineering drawings, and an implementation plan for how to move the suggested improvements forward.
Transportation Planning Director
Project Advisory Committee Meeting
A first meeting between NVCOG and the Town’s Advisory Committee occurred on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. This meeting focused on ensuring the Scope of Work aligned with the Town’s goals, outlining a timeline and next steps, and preparing materials for release as a Request for Qualifications. A recording of that meeting is attached below.