Traffic nightmare fixed in Fairfield

Police say traffic on Grasmere Avenue is moving smoothly today for the first time in weeks. That's because state and local officials made changes to

FAIRFIELD - Police say traffic on Grasmere Avenue is moving smoothly today for the first time in weeks.

That's because state and local officials made changes to a traffic light that had caused hundreds of residents to complain.

Officials say the complaints started after a new light popped up to regulate traffic out of a new Whole Foods. They say every time a single car pulled up to the light it would trigger a timer, stopping cars in either direction long after the car passed through.

Some residents say the traffic buildup was so bad they couldn?t pull out of their driveways. Police say even emergency vehicles started having trouble.

Police say traffic is the No. 1 persistent problem in Fairfield. They have assembled a five-officer traffic team that will be enforcing traffic eight hours a day starting on July 1.

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