Norwich planners to discuss pedestrian safety in Greeneville tonight

Norwich — City officials will hold a public information session at 6 tonight in Greeneville on a plan to create painted pedestrian bump-outs on sidewalks along Central Avenue to improve safety for people crossing the street.

The session will be held at 6 p.m. today in the community room at the Greeneville fire station, 446 N. Main St.

Norwich has received grant funding through the state Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to install painted pedestrian bump-outs along Central Avenue in Greeneville. Wide roadways such as Central Avenue can create difficult crossing situations for pedestrians.

Curb extensions help to improve safety through increased visibility, reduced speed of turning vehicles, encouraging pedestrians to cross at designated shortened crossing locations, and they prevent vehicles from parking at corners, City Planner Deanna Rhodes said.

Tonight’s meeting will allow residents to give input in the plan and to discuss pedestrian safety concerns with city planning officials.

For information, contact Assistant City Planner Dan Daniska, (860) 823-3745, ext. 3773, or by email at ddaniska@cityofnorwich.org.

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