First Selectman’s Update: Traffic signals project, tree pickups, new businesses

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The traffic signals for this intersection on Route 111 (Monroe Turnpike), at Stop & Shop and the Reda Center driveways, is part of a state improvement project.

MONROE, CT — Drivers may soon see Connecticut Department of Transportation crews working at three intersections on the town’s main thoroughfares.

In his most recent update to the Town Council, First Selectman Ken Kellogg said the DOT project entails removing nighttime flashing lights, installing vehicle detection and replacing traffic controllers.

The traffic signal safety and technology enhancements work will take place at the following intersections:

  • Route 25 (Main Street) at Pepper Street and Corporate Drive
  • Route 25 (Main Street) at Victoria Drive
  • Route 111 (Monroe Turnpike) at Stop & Shop and the Reda Center

Christmas tree pickups

The first selectman reminds residents that the Highway Division of the DPW is collecting Christmas trees from now until Jan. 27. No appointment is needed.

Leave your tree at the curb. Trees must have decorations removed and should not be bagged.

Trees may also be brought to the Garder Road Landfill on Fridays or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AT&T COW removed

The new ARX Tower was installed on a wooded property behind the old Chalk Hill School on Fan Hill Road, so the cell tower on wheelers (COW) which served that part of town for the past decade has been removed from the front lawn of Fawn Hollow Elementary School.

New town website

The town recently updated its website. The new address is MonroeCT.gov. Kellogg said all town email addresses were also updated to have .gov, rather than .org at the end. Emails sent to the old addresses will still be delivered temporarily.

New businesses

The first selectman announced the recent openings of Dental Associates, 501 Main St., which has a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.; and Marcello’s Italian Eatery, which will open at Clock Tower Square this month, at the former Carl Anthony’s restaurant location.

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