The weeding of Monroe’s traffic circle is underway

Karen Coffey, of Monroe, shared this photo of a work crew weeding the roundabout at routes 110 and 111 Saturday morning.

Weeds are being pulled Saturday to clean up the appearance of the traffic circle at the intersection of routes 110 and 111 following complaints from residents about its appearance.

On Wednesday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Commissioner’s Office apologized for the landscaping and told First Selectman Ken Kellogg the work would be done soon.

Richards Corporation, a Terryville firm, won the bid for the $4,099,707 project with the federal government paying for 80 percent of it and the state picking up the remaining 20.

There have been no accidents at the intersection since drivers started using the traffic circle last year, according to police records.

Until the DOT finishes the project and turns it over to the town, the state is responsible for the landscaping. Kellogg said there are still minor drainage issues and cracks in some sidewalks that need to be repaired before that happens.

When the town assumes ownership of the traffic circle, the Parks and Recreation Department will keep up with the landscaping of the small trees and other plantings.

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  1. Typical 1st selectman Kellogg’s response to an issue brought to his offices attention. Immediate action, with positive results.

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