I am disappointed by the First Selectman’s decision to decline $42 million in federal funding eligibility to explore traffic options for the Cribari Bridge. I think we should participate fully in the design process and have a series of public information sessions before we decide how to address the issue. Some changes are necessary. The area is already an unacceptable traffic choke point. Whatever we do, we must work to prohibit large trucks on that portion of Rte. 136 which serves the bridge, as was done in Darien.