Remember that 120-foot cell tower proposed for a private residence on Greens Farms Road?
It’s on hold — but drivers in the area have recently noticed a smaller tower, near — but not on — the property in question.
Hold your texts and emails (if you can get a signal). This is not that cell tower.
It’s Westport’s Emergency Response System — and it’s been there since the mid-1980s. It was installed to warn residents of impending disasters (I’m just guessing, but say, a truck accident involving toxic chemicals on nearby I-95).
The proposed cell tower will be 75 to 100 feet taller than this structure.
So why are people just now noticing it?
A widening project on Greens Farms Road (including a new turning lane onto Hillspoint, visible in the photo above), and resulting deforestation of the area, has made the Emergency Response System more prominent.
As for the cell tower: neighbors, local officials and state legislators are still working to prevent its construction on private property, in a residential zone. The town continues to seek an alternative site on state DOT property.