Friday, August 8, 2014

Crisco asks DOT to meet with Woodbridge residents

Realignment of Routes 63, 67 spurs concerns

WOODBRIDGE - State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, D-Woodbridge, Thursday called on the state Department of Transportation to meet once again with Woodbridge residents who have repeatedly raised concerns over the scope and necessity of the ongoing realignment of Routes 63 and 67.

“I have had regular and ongoing communications with a small group of local residents who are quite vocal and informed regarding this project, and who have raised a number of questions about it, some of which have been addressed by the DOT and some of which have not,” Crisco said.

“I would invite the DOT to come to Woodbridge once again, as they did in April, and to hear these citizens out, and to adopt any changes that they think are necessary based on the public input. I know not everyone will be satisfied with the final outcome, but the act of listening and explaining is a very fundamental component of the relationship between the public and its government, and I want there to be a very clear understanding on both sides of the potential pluses and minuses of this project.”
Crisco last met on July 9 with the DOT regarding the Route 63/67 realignment, which is already underway and which is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.
At that time, he raised several local concerns about the project, many of which had been raised at the April DOT public meeting in Woodbridge.
Since then, additional public concerns have been raised, including idling cars, cutting trees, light pollution and possible speeding on a newly re-leveled roadway.

This is a press release from Crisco's office.

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