UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: A new direction: Residents pleased with one-way Center Street

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A new direction: Residents pleased with one-way Center Street

Center Street residents appreared pleased this week with designation of their street as "one way," from the Post Road to Jelliff Lane in Fairfield's Southport neighborhood."We are extremely happy," said Johanna Hall, who's lived on the street with her husband, Nathan, since 2008. "My husband and I, we've been working on this a while. Even before we moved here, our neighbors worked on it before that. We're happy it's finally happening, and we're happy because it's safer for everybody on the street."
Gina Festini, who's lived on Center Street since 1998, said efforts to make part of the street one-way date back to around 2006. "It's really been a long journey. We're elated. Elated is an understatement," Festini said of the new one-way designation.
On Wednesday morning, barricades blocked half of Center Street at its intersection with the Post Road, and the new one-way designation was noted with both a "Do Not Enter" sign facing the Post Road and an electronic sign behind that.
George Kaczegowicz, general foreman of the town Highway Department, said the one-say designation is the first phase of planned improvements to the street. He said the town expects to install curbs and sidewalks on the westerly side of Center Street this fall. "All the neighbors wanted it and promoted the one-way and the sidewalks," he said.

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