New Milford Rep Says Residents Are Vocal About Safety By Willow Springs
Fresh off his most recent trip to the State Capitol, New Milford Representative Bill Buckbee was our guest on the I-95 Morning Show.
We asked "Mo" a lot about his time representing the great people of CT's largest town but the most important question was, what are they concerned with. Below is a portion of our Friday morning talk with Buckbee.
When people come to you with their concerns about New Milford, what do you most often hear?
"Good question. I think right now the biggest one we hear is about the traffic down by Willow Springs and Windmill Diner, people flying through there. We need a traffic light, we need more lighting on that road. There have been more accidents and people are really concerned about the safety there. I've been up to fight with D.O.T. about it. We've got one bill in to try and get some lights hooked up thanks to good 'ole Senator Harding, he and I have been working on that piece, trying to get that done but it's always something different. Everyone's got a pet project, everyone has something they're passionate about. For you, it's Orcas lately, I don't know what it is with you and Orcas."
It's not the first time Buckbee has mentioned dangers on Danbury Road in New Milford. Back in January he told us:
"I sat before the D.O.T. with State Senator Harding and Representatives Callahan and Harrison and we said look we've got some problems in New Milford, we've had some traffic issues there. They wanted Willow Springs to pay for a traffic light if they were going to put it in and I said it's not there problem. You made the road from a two lane, to a four lane road and now it's a super-highway in front of Willow Springs. Then they told me the other issue we have is if you put a light in, you get more rear-end collisions. I'm like, let's get rid of all the traffic lights then, we don't want all of those rear-end collisions. I'm pretty sure they didn't like that. But, we've had a couple of incidents with pedestrians walking on that stretch in the evenings. There is an educational piece we need to address with that too. People are wearing dark clothing on not lit well roads but we need to light that road. The only way to get their attention is to say hey we want to get some lights up here. So, we put in some legislation and see what they say."
That topic represents the only time throughout the interview where were somewhat professional. The rest of the time spent with Buckbee was dedicated to breaking stones. Like when Buckbee mentioned that New Fairfield Rep Pat Callahan is getting more air time on the I-95 Morning Show.
Or when the Krazy VIn's Gentleman's club prank came up.
Or when I said Bill was posing with cute animals just to get the attention of the ladies.
And when we unceremoniously crowned New Milford's best softball player.
Listen to the full discussion below.
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