Two more traffic islands being turned into flower beds
Workers from Martin Laviero Contractors of Bristol work on a traffic island in the center of Litchfield on Wednesday. BZ photo
Two more traffic islands in the center of Litchfield are being upgraded this week under a plan conceived by the town's Beautification Commission.
The islands at the intersection of West Street, South Street and East Street are being turned into flower beds in the same way as another island at the intersection was upgraded last year. Martin Laviero handled that project for the Litchfield Garden Club.
The two islands being worked on this week have had their brick surfaces removed. Granite curbing that surrounded the bricks is being raised to create the flower beds. Once the work is completed, soil will be brought in to fill the islands and prepare them for plantings.
The $13,850 cost of the project is being funded by donations made in memory of Jeanne FitzGerald, a longtime member of the Beautification Commission who died last year. Before she died, FitzGerald asked the commission to undertake a effort to upgrade the islands, which had deteriorated into eyesores.