Tag Archives: Hales Road


Nearly every day, alert “06880” reader Morgan Mermagen runs by Longshore.

For a month she’s seen wires hanging so low, she can actually touch them.

It’s the same on Hales Road:

(Photos/Morgan Mermagen)

They’re strung through loops, and are not affixed at each pole. The slack allows them to hang low in one place, high in another.

At first Morgan thought the wires were part of a storm clean-up, and on someone’s to-do list. Now she wonders what’s going on, and why no one has done anything.

She does not know who they belong to: Eversource? Optimum? Someone else?

She hopes someone will pay attention.

Hopefully now, someone will.

Hale Yeah!

Alert “06880” reader Scott Smith joins many Westporters in hailing the reopening of the Hales Road bridge, after 2 years of construction.  Scott writes:

The Hales Road Bridge is now open for business!  My son Cole Prowitt-Smith and I took our new puppy for his 1st walk around the neighborhood this morning.  He and Cole navigated the new bridge just fine; it’s our go-to shortcut from Valley Road to the beach.

I would say that although Westport’s streets have a surfeit of signs, one that will be needed on at least the railroad part of the span is the classic “Bridge freezes before roadway,” as the surface was slick with a thin coating of ice.

In addition, the new Hales Court neighborhood is coming along just fine, it seems.  I’m sure the residents there are thrilled that the construction is finally complete, as are the joggers and walkers and bicyclists who use this obscure little roadway as Cole and I do.

A sight not seen in 2 years.