In the fall of 2008, Clifton Park Town Supervisor Philip Barrett established the Town of Clifton Park Highway Safety Committee. As the town has grown, so have the highway safety challenges presented by increased numbers of vehicles and peak-hour traffic concerns.
Barrett envisioned a committee made up of local residents of the town who had specialized knowledge and experience to assist in dealing with highway safety matters that were coming before the Town Board. He worked with other town officials to identify a group of committed highway safety professionals with several hundred years of combined highway safety experience who were willing to volunteer their time and work with town officials to make the highways in the town as safe as possible.
The 10-member Highway Safety Committee meets once per month on the third Thursday of the month to discuss and make recommendations on referrals submitted from town officials. The minutes and recommendations from these meetings are posted on the committee’s website.
The mission of the Town of Clifton Park Highway Safety Committee is to promote highway safety by examining safety and operational issues utilizing the collective expertise of Committee members and submitting recommendations to the appropriate Town official or the Town Board. The committee coordinates with law enforcement and other highway safety entities in pursuit of improving highway safety within the Town.