Wilton Police have issued two traffic advisories for weekend traffic on Rte. 7/Danbury Rd.:
Danbury Rd./Station Rd. Intersection
The traffic light at the intersection of Danbury Rd./Rte. 7 and Station Rd. will be on flash for the duration of the weekend due to an electrical malfunction. The CT Department of Transportation has been advised and will address it on Monday Sept. 9. Drivers are asked to use caution while passing through this intersection. Vehicles from Station Rd will not be permitted to make a left hand turn onto Danbury Rd./Rte. 7.
CT United Ride, Sunday, Sept. 8
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the CT United Ride will travel through ten area towns, including Wilton, to pay tribute to the victims and first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The event continues to grow and is Connecticut’s largest annual 9/11 tribute as well as the largest motorcycle ride in the state.
The 60-mile motorcade starts at Norden Park in Norwalk at approximately 11:30 a.m. and travels through Westport, Wilton, Redding, Bethel, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, and Fairfield; ending at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.
The procession should reach Wilton at approximately 11:45 a.m. and will obstruct roadways along its route for potentially as long as 30- to 45 minutes. The route is closed and continuous, meaning that with the assistance of a police escort the participating motorcyclists drive through traffic lights. The procession will travel north on Westport Rd. (Route 33) from Westport and continue north on to Danbury Rd. (Rte. 7) to School St. (Route 107) into the Town of Redding.
Route 7 and Route 33 (Westport Road) northbound will be closed during the procession. Motorists should anticipate extended traffic delays along the procession’s route. The Wilton Police Department and Wilton CERT will assist in the procession escort and road closures.