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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Heavy traffic bogs down commute

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UPDATED 9:20 AM The delays on the Merritt Parkway aren’t as long as the ones on I-95 southbound. Only about 17 miles, from Shelton into New Canaan  compared to more than 20 on the highway. You’ll be sitting in traffic there from Bridgeport almost to Stamford. UPDATED 9:02 AM It’s an absolute mess out there; […] [Read More]
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File photo by Frank Juliano/ POST staff

Metro North engineers to be tested for sleep apnea

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A new Metro-North directive would require the 350 engineers who work for the railway to be evaluated in the coming months for sleep apnea, according to WABC TV in New York City. Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that the engineer in a Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx has a  severe […] [Read More]
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Route 8/25 in Bridgeport, 6:15 AM

Traffic beginning to build at the usual points

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UPDATED 8 AM Vehicles on Route 8 are going nowhere fast. Traffic is backed up southbound from Old Stratford Road in Shelton to Derby Avenue in Shelton. Average speeds are 14-19 miles per hour. UPDATED 7:55 AM I-95 south is now jammed from Bridgeport into Darien, a distance of nearly 20 miles. You” be moving […] [Read More]
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There is already some traffic building near Exit 26 on southbound I-95 in Bridgeport. This is usually the first spot on I-95 that has a daily traffic bottleneck.

A good ride after road work wraps up

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UPDATE 5:40 AM With overnight road work now cleared, there is now a good ride on the roads of southwest Connecticut. Major highways like I-95, I-91, I-84 and the Merritt/Wilbur Cross parkway are accident free. Even Metro-North is reporting a problem-free ride with trains on or close to schedule. To see if your train is […] [Read More]
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Cool video: Blasting below Manhattan

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The MTA has released this video showing the underground work connecting the Long Island Railroad with Grand Central Terminal. The video above shows recent blasting underneath the 55 Street ventilation facility that was necessary in order to proceed with the concrete work. It recently awarded two contracts valued at $627.79 million to contractors who will […] [Read More]
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NB traffic slows near the Darien rest stop on I-95.

Road work slows SB traffic in Stratford

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UPDATED: 12:03 AM Road work has closed one lane starting at Exit 30 in Stratford. And it’s causing speeds to be knocked down into the low 20s and teens. Once you get past Exit 31, the slowdown ends. At least until you get to Exit 18 in Westport where speeds are in the low 30s […] [Read More]
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Traffic clogs I-95 and Merritt southbound

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UPDATED 11:25 AM You’d think we’d be past all this by now. But no… Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (42114024) Delays – NORWALK I95N at Exit 13 (US 1 (BOSTON POST RD)) at 4/21/2014 11:20:11 AM #cttraffic DetailsOpen 3m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (42114023) Disabled Vehicle – STRATFORD I95S 1.21 miles beyond Exit 34 (US 1(BRIDGEPORT AVE)) at 4/21/2014 11:20:10 […] [Read More]
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An easy commute expected today

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UPDATED 8:55 AM Where is everybody? Traffic is lighter than a Saturday on most area roads and highways. There are no accidents at this hour. Metro North reports no delays. Fairfield Scheduled Time Destination Track Status Station Stops 8:52 AM Grand Central 2 On Time 8:52 AM New Haven – State Street 4 On Time […] [Read More]
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