A few million dollars isn't a concerning price tag when it comes to securing safety, residents told town council members Tuesday when they showed considerable support for the renovation of Prospect Hill Road.
Several residents addressed members of the Windsor town council during a public hearing Tuesday, saying the road just isn't safe enough for pedestrians and drivers.
"I can't count the number of times I've had to swerve to avoid people walking in roadways," said resident Bill Corcoran. "I've also had the experience of cars coming perilously close to me while I was walking the road."
Corcoran was one of a handful of residents who described the travel of Prospect Hill Road as a dangerous affair.
In addition to advocating the imrovement of safety on the road, resident Drew Seifried said he also supported the project due to the shape of the roadway.
"The road is in terrible shape," he said. "I can't tell you ho many people, especially kids, walking it."
According to town documents, the project includes repaving and and widening the Prospect Hill Road from its intersection with Poquonock Avenue to its intersection with West Street.
The road will be widened to include two 11-foot travel lanes, 3-foot wide shoulders, new curbs, drainage improvements and sidewalks on the northside of the road.
Construction costs for the project could set the town back more than $4 million, town documents, but a 90-percent reimbursment provided by federal and state funds decreases that price tag dramatically.
Town documents say the project will cost the town $450,000.