The City of Waterbury and The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is looking to pick your brain for your input and insight regarding an upcoming major re-development of the West Main Street corridor between the Green in downtown and the Rt. 8/Naugatuck River area.

It's such a congested area in multiple places like the Thomaston Ave area with its gas stations, Colonial Plaza and Fast Food traffic, to the Meadow Street intersection which is loaded with pedestrians 24/7. This coming Monday, June 28, 2021, the West Main Street Corridor Study Team is going to host a Walk Audit and they want Waterbury residents who frequently use West Main to join them.

According to the social media post from The West Main Street Study Team, the purpose of the walk audit is to assess sidewalks, roadway crossings, driver behavior and intersection safety with the insight data and recommendations going directly into their findings for the study.

The West Main Street Walk Audit is happening rain or shine, starting at 4 PM Monday June 28, 2021. Groups of citizens, depending on who participates, will walk West Main Street from the initial meeting point by the Mattatuck Museum and walk all the way to the Rt. 8 interchange. They anticipate that everything will wrap up by 6 PM.

I wrote earlier this month about some planned improvements on the upper end of West Main Street, the city will be building sidewalks on the Northern side of West Main Street between the NVCC area and the Urgent Care/Medical Buildings/CVS//Starbucks - Park Road area over the next couple of months. At last check, the project was in the final stages of planning.

If you would like to participate in the West Main Street Corridor Study Team Walk Audit, Monday June 28, 2021, at 4 PM, send an RSVP to Mark Vertucci at, or call 860-729-0186.

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