The CT DOT opened a access road to Naugatuck State Forest, adjacent to an active railroad line, in Beacon Falls on November 13.
According to a press release from the CT DOT, Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker said, “This access road has been made much safer for hikers and others, with the addition of guiderail and fencing, as well as appropriate warning signs about the proximity of the railroad."
The access road is Cold Spring Road, and this section of the Naugatuck State Forest is known locally as High Rock Park. DOT forces installed more than 3,000 feet of guiderail at the site and erected 10 signs cautioning users to stay clear of the railroad tracks. The cost was about $16,000. The road was closed earlier this year because of safety concerns.
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