More than two dozen residents joined Fairfield elected officials Saturday to rally the call for the installation of safety barriers along the I-95 rest stops.
The rest stops have been closed for a total rebuild of gas stations and food service since last year and aren't expected to reopen for several more months.
According to a Fairfield Minuteman report, the residents are seeking installation of a 10-foot high wooden fence along a stretch of Exit 22 on both sides of the highway.
Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau told the Connecticut Post that he wants to know why barriers were installed in Darien near its renovated I-95 rest stops, but not planned for the Fairfield rest areas. "Basically, the question now, simply put, is, `Why does Darien deserve them more than Fairfield?' " Tetreau told The Post.
The project developer reportedly said they are willing to consult with residents about installing a fence and plantings, according to The Post story which can be found in its entirety here.