After more than a decade of planning, a $5.5 million project to reconstruct- John C.L. Morgan
William Clarke Drive in Westbrook begins Tuesday, the day after the Memorial Day
holiday. The approximately 1-mile project on the four-lane road is expected to
take more than a year. The plan calls for transforming the state road--on which
cars now often race along in excess of the 35 mph speed limit, causing
pedestrians to scuttle out of the way--into a tree-lined boulevard with a grassy
median planted with trees, shrubs and flowers.
Related: Paper City Streets: William Clarke Drive (January 19, 2009)