Stillwater Avenue and Smith Street (Boxer Square) Intersection Redesign

Boxer Square

Project Cost


The estimated cost of this project is $400,000


  • Community Connectivity Grant: $400,000


Boxer Square is an important community space and main bicycle and pedestrian route at the center of the West Side along Stillwater Avenue. There are many major issues facing this area. Stillwater and Smith Street are not aligned and there is an excessive amount of asphalt space. Pedestrian crossings are also long and the oval landscaped area with the Boxer Statue is disconnected.


Boxer Square has been identified in several neighborhood and citywide plans for realignment and improvement. To anticipate neighborhood growth and prevent an increase in traffic congestion, the City plans to improve facilities for walking, biking and transit at the Boxer Square intersection, while also realigning the intersection to increase safety for all modes and establish accessible public space.




The goal of the project is to improve safety and connectivity at the intersection of Stillwater Avenue and Smith Street by reducing vehicular and pedestrian conflicts, improving access to transit, accommodating alternative modes of transportation including bicycles, and establishing a pocket park to serve as a key community gateway. The project needs have been established in prior City-led planning initiatives, most recently being the Stamford West Side Transportation Study released in the Fall of 2015.




This project is completed. 




Residents can expect some temporary road delays while project construction is in effect. The remainder of Stillwater Ave will be paved at the completion of the project. 


Documents/Related Links

Boxer Square


Stamford West Side Transportation Study



This project was awarded a Stamford 2030 District Change Makers Award.


Click Here to view photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony


Contact Information

This project is being led by the City of Stamford Transportation, Traffic & Parking Department.

For any questions regarding this project, please contact:


Garrett S. Bolella, PE, PTOE

Traffic Engineer, City of Stamford

Transportation, Traffic & Parking Department

888 Washington Blvd., 7th Floor


Office:  203-977-1126 

Cell:  475-399-0003 


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