The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of October 23.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Hope you have a great week—and get those last-minute Halloween costumes ready! (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, October 23

Happy Monday! This past weekend, residents of the region dealt with the first round of lane closures on I-95 in Westport. In just a few weeks, lane closures will begin on the other side as work to replace the bridge which runs over Saugatuck Avenue. The state DOT is using a “lateral slide” technique where the old bridge is removed and a new bridge that's already constructed is moved into place. This is part of a larger $100+ million project to improve road conditions in the area

Learn more or watch our video on the project. 

Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the region this week. 


The Fiscal Committee will meet on Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. to review the $1 million grant funding for the Growing Together Stamford initiative to establish tree planting in public right-of-way planting locations in downtown Stamford neighborhoods. Learn more about the grant and why trees are important to the region

On Wednesday, October 25, the Transportation Committee at 7 p.m. will review an agreement to hire The Street Plans Collaborative as a traffic engineering consultant to work on Stamford’s Vision Zero Action Plan for a total cost not to exceed $249,820.

Other meetings this week include:


The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 25 at 6 p.m. to continue discussing and reviewing the zoning rewrite for the city. Some of the topics on the commission’s agenda include flood regulation changes, the North Seven and Merritt 7 area, and sustainability initiatives. Learn more about the current plans for the Merritt 7 region of Norwalk

Other meetings this week include: 


The Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. to review a resolution that the board plans to send to the state related to its elementary school utilization and the racial balance across the district.

Other meetings this week include:


On Tuesday, October 24, the Greenwich Sustainability Committee will host Waste Injustice: Impacts and Solutions at 1 p.m. The event will feature presentations from Courtney Williams, co-founder of the Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions and Kevin Budris, advocacy director at Just Zero. The goal of the event, according to a statement from the organizers, is to “explore the effects of waste management practices and policies in Greenwich and across our state and advocate for solutions to reduce the environmental and fiscal impacts and the health burden on low-income populations and communities of color.”

Other meetings this week include: 


Meetings this week include:


The town is hosting a Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Update Session on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. The event will provide an update to the public on progress on the town’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Summary Report, and allow residents to ask additional questions or note areas of concern in their neighborhoods. 

Other meetings this week include: 

Please note: All of these agendas and information here are current as of Sunday night. Meeting times and agendas may get adjusted throughout the week.

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Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times