Traffic Calming Initiatives and Requests

The Town of Fairfield is committed to strengthen and protect its neighborhoods by improving the quality of life in residential areas. The desirability of Fairfield neighborhoods as places to live and raise a family is directly affected by local traffic conditions. The town allocates a portion of resources annually to address neighborhood traffic safety. The resources are divided among education, engineering and enforcement activities through the promotion of neighborhood friendly design, community awareness and effective enforcement. Fairfield also depends on commitment and support from many partners including neighborhood organizations, Town Engineering Department, Connecticut Department of Transportation and other Law Enforcement agencies for success of these initiatives. Fairfield’s Traffic Calming Program is in part a community driven venture. A community, which requests assistance, must remain active in the process and ensure that all of its members are kept informed throughout the process.

The Process:

  1. The first step in the process is to identify a problem or concern. Once a problem is identified it is important to seek the input of the residents affected in order to seek a possible solution that has the support of the neighborhood. Problems and most importantly, solutions, must be supported by the affected neighborhood.
  2. Request a Traffic Survey by completing the form below (or click here to download one)
  3. Download and complete a neighborhood petition form in order to show support from the residents affected by the request.  Click here to download the form.
  4. Your request will be placed on the next available Police Commission meeting agenda for consideration. You will be contacted by the Police Department and advised of the status of your request.  The Fairfield Board of Police Commissioners is the designated Legal Traffic Authority in the Town of Fairfield. Commissioners meet each month and make decisions regarding traffic problems and solutions.

Many significant requests require time to research. Please be patient throughout the process. If your request involves a significant change, such as a stop sign, please do your homework. Signs & signals must meet specific guidelines as published in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) at http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov


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Traffic Survey Request Form

Contact Person

Name:

Phone:

E-Mail Address:

Street Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Location

Street:

at/between: and

Examples:
1. North Benson Road between Barlow Road and Holland Hill Road
2. Mill Plain Road at Round Hill Road

Issues of Concern
ParkingSidewalkSpeedingCrosswalkIntersection ControlSchool Zone MarkingsTraffic CalmingOther

Please describe the problem.

Please describe the proposed solution.
Signs & signals must meet specific guidelines as published in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) at http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov

Photos/Files
Please upload any photographs or documents supporting your request. This field is optional.