Route 67 Enhancements
Historical Traffic Assessment and Engineering Studies
In 1991 a study was conducted to assess traffic conditions along the Route 67 corridor through Southbury, Oxford, and Seymour. In 2011 the Valley Council of Governments (VCOG) hired design engineers SLR Consulting (formerly Milone & MacBroom, Inc.) to expand upon the 1991 report and to conduct additional analyses to further refine the information provided in the earlier report. Milone & MacBroom’s report focused on the segment of Route 67 in Seymour from Klarides Village to the River Street/Franklin Street Intersection.
An updated preliminary engineering study was conducted by Milone & MacBroom and completed in March of 2016. The study and the subsequent recommended improvements are designed to address heavy congestion and safety concerns through this segment of Route 67. Accident history, traffic volumes and level of service at both signalized and un-signalized intersections were among the items studied. Pedestrian patterns were also reviewed. The report offers design alternatives and preliminary cost estimates to improve traffic and safety along the corridor while considering the impacts to and the needs of the adjacent residences and businesses, future redevelopment, and other interested or affected stakeholders.