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Truck strikes Atlantic Street RR overpass

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STAMFORD — A tractor-trailer snarled traffic from downtown to the city’s South End early Thursday afternoon when it became wedged under the Atlantic Street railroad overpass.   [Read More]
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Metro-North to curtail schedule after 8 p.m.

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Metro-North is encouraging all commuters to get an early start on their journey home because starting at 8 p.m. it will be canceling or combining trains. Here are the details of the schedule after 8 p.m.:         Release 2014 01 21 Winter Storm Update (PDF) Release 2014 01 21 Winter Storm Update […] [Read More]
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Urban Transitway work to disrupt traffic Monday

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ABOVE: The Stamford Urban Transitway groundbreaking ceremony was held in July (ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — Construction work related to the Stamford Urban Transitway project is expected to snarl traffic at the intersection of Elm Street and Myrtle Avenue this week. Mayor David Martin’s office said demolition work will begin Monday at 402 Elm St., which formerly […] [Read More]
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Crossing guard struck on Courtland Avenue

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STAMFORD — A 71-year-old school crossing guard was sent to the hospital after he was struck by a city man on Courtland Avenue Monday afternoon. Stamford police Sgt. George Moran said the crossing guard was struck by the vehicle while he was in the intersection of Courtland Avenue and Maple Tree Avenue at 4:20 p.m. […] [Read More]

Atlantic St Metro-North overpass hearing is tonight

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The public hearing about the state Dept. of Transportation’s planned replacement of the Metro-North railroad bridge over Atlantic Street is tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the fourth-floor cafeteria in the Government Center at 888 Washington Blvd. If you’re worried about how the state will handle this project, or have opinions you want the […] [Read More]
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Slippery rail cause of Friday’s morning delays

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The perennial scourge of slippery rail on Metro-North Railroad, a condition caused when rain on crushed leaves forms a film of slime on rails helped slow down trains during Friday November 1st’s commute of up to a quarter of an hour. [Read More]
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Public invited to hearing on Atlantic St. Metro-North bridge rebuild

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The public is invited to a hearing later this month on the state Dept. of Transportation’s planned replacement of the Metro-North railroad bridge over Atlantic Street and other improvements to that roadway. That’s the underpass that’s squeezes down to two lanes, floods at the lightest of rain, and generally promotes gridlock at a critical spot […] [Read More]
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Which Stamford intersection is the most gridlock-prone?

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With all the construction going on, rising population and general chaos of lower Fairfield County, Stamford can get pretty jammed up at rush hour. Don’t you love it when everyone thinks they’re going to make it through the green light and roll out into the intersection? And inevitably the light turns before they get through? […] [Read More]
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Woman hit by car on High Ridge Road

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STAMFORD — A 19-year-old woman was rushed to Stamford Hospital after being hit by a car on  High Ridge Road around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The woman was screaming when police arrived and police are describing her injuries as serious. The woman, who has not been identified, was walking across the busy road near the intersection […] [Read More]

Stamford Master Plan meetings to wrap up with Cove, Waterside, downtown, South End discussions

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The city’s land use staff have two more neighborhood meetings coming in coming weeks to discuss the once a decade refresh of the citywide master plan, a blueprint to guide local decision making to balance the competing priorities of development, transportation and community services. [Read More]