Ridgefield Grant Aims At Safety

The town of Ridgefield is getting a $320,000 grant to improve traffic safety. Town leaders in Ridgefield plan to use the federal grant to study and improve high-traffic areas and pedestrian crossings, with a goal of making it safer to walk around Ridgefield. The money, part of a $5 billion nationwide grant, was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. The $320,000 for Ridgefield is part of $6.6 million slated for vehicular and pedestrian safety improvements at 93 locations across western Connecticut. The money from that grant will be used to implement numerous safety improvements aimed at reducing what has been an increase in crashes.