Route 5 is One of State's Deadliest For Pedestrians

A new study says the state highway, which in Meriden is known as Broad Street and also known as the Berlin Turnpike in Berlin and Meriden, can be deadly for pedestrians.


A new study by the New York City-based Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a policy watchdog organization, says that Route 5 and Route 1 in Connecticut are among the state's deadliest highways for pedestrians, according to a published report. Most of the deaths along the roads were clustered in the southern part of the state and in the Hartford area.

In Meriden, Route 5, a main east-west highway in Connecticut, is known as both Broad Street and the Berlin Turnpike. In Berlin, the highway is known as the Berlin Turnpike, a major route used by travelers in the region.


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