The traffic island at Westport’s most confusing intersection — Weston Road/ Easton Road/Main Street — looks a bit ragged:
This is the 1st impression many visitors get, as they exit the Merritt Parkway.
A sign says that maintenance is provided by Daybreak Nursery. Unfortunately, that nearby business closed earlier this year.
Most companies and organizations that maintain the traffic islands throughout town do a great, conscientious job.
But what happens when a business shuts down, or a civic group decides it can no longer handle the task?
Our traffic islands are like our town’s front lawns. Visitors often remark on their beauty (as well as the ugly signs planted there).
But — like our own front lawns — they demand constant TLC.