Belden Hill Road: Most problematic local road in Wilton
Want to know which Wilton roads have the most car accidents?
Using University of Connecticut’s recently updated Connecticut Crash Data Repository, The Bulletin learned that from 2010 to 2014, Belden Hill Road was the most problematic local road in Wilton.
At 62 cars crashed for the period, Belden Hill Road was more than twice as accident-prone as its next closest competitor, Range Road, which had 29 accidents.
Here’s a list of local roads, in order from most accidents — 2010-2014 — to least. Roads which had five or fewer accidents were omitted.
- Belden Hill Road — 62 accidents
- Range Road — 29
- Nod Hill Road — 25
- Millstone Road — 24
- Old Ridgefield Road — 19
- River Road — 18
- Drum Hill Road — 16
- Hurlbutt Street — 14
- School Road — 14
- Grumman Hill Road — 13
- Olmstead Hill Road — 12
- Dudley Road — 10
- Hulda Hill Road — 10
- Cannon Road — 8
- Cheese Spring Road, Skunk Lane, Thayer Pond Road — 7
- Kent Road, Kristine Lilly Way, Liberty Street, Middlebrook Farm Road, Thunder Lake Road — 6
Factoring in those not listed above, the total number of crashes that occurred on local roads in Wilton from 2010 to 2014 was 481.
In Wilton 2010-2014, the state road that saw the most vehicular blunders was Route 33. It was the scene of 309 car accidents. Next on the list is Route 106, which ran up a number less than half that. Here’s the breakdown:
- Route 33 — 309 accidents
- Route 106 — 129
- Route 53 — 67
- Route 107 — 12
- Route 811 (Cedar Road) — 5
Taken together, that’s 522 state road car accidents.
From 2010 to 2014, the Wilton section of Route 7 had more accidents along its way than all other Wilton roads combined.
The total 2010-2014 Wilton car accident tally was 2,289. Of those, 1,286 were on Route 7 in Wilton.
While Route 7’s Wilton section is considerably shorter, in terms of mileage, than the collective total of all other Wilton roads, it has a far greater number of daily commuters.
A 2009 traffic study found the number of vehicles per day traveling along Route 7 in Wilton ranged from 37,000 at Grist Mill Road to 22,000 up in Georgetown.