You want to avoid this area.
Northbound traffic is backed up on I-95 between Exit 40 in Milford and Exit 46 at Long Wharf in New Haven.
The backup continues at NB Exit 40 in Milford.
Emergency work to replace a broken drainage grate is the reason for the more than seven- mile delay.
The work requires the closing of the left lane between Exits 44 and 46.
Traffic is crawling along at 5 MPH in the northbound lanes.
No word from DOT on when this mess will no cleared.
The cause; Most of the work to replace the grate is finished. At least until the concrete dries.
It gets heavier at Exit 42 in West Haven.
Not the best day to be on the Connecticut Turnpike … I mean the John Davis Lodge Turnpike (quick, who was he?)
The Long Wharf area in New Haven wins the Worst Traffic on I-95 Award this morning.
There’s big time traffic problems in New Haven, both directions. It’s a combination of an accident and some emergency roadwork (an open drainage grate).
Northbound traffic is backed up from Exit 38 in Milford to Exit 46 in New Haven.
The best stretch of 95, both directions, is from Exit 40 in Milford to Exit 28 in Bridgeport.
Past Bridgeport it’s a slow SB stop and go to Exit 5 in Greenwich.
The big problem in New Haven this AM was emergency work to replace a drainage culvert. This cam grab was taken at 9 a.m. Please watch out for these brave workers.
On the Merritt
Things are getting better with the worst of the bottlenecks from the Route 34 interchange in Orange to the Milford Connector (the Daniel Wasson Connector, the Milford police officer who died in the line of duty).
SB traffic slows again near the Park Avenue exit and thankfully lightens up at Exit 41 in Westport.
It’s been a heck of a commute this week with Metro-North disruptions and highway traffic.
But most of us will have a three-day weekend!
Oh in case you were wondering, John Davis Lodge was Connecticut governor from 1951-55. He was also an actor in many Hollywood films during the 1930s. In fact, he played Shirley Temple’s father in “The Little Colonel.”
Traffic on I-95 southbound from New Haven through Milford is crawling, at an average speed of 5-10 miles per hour, from a combination of road work, rain showers, heavy volume and the usual drivers who are enjoying a leisurely breakfast on their way to work.
The road work in the Long Wharf area is expected to continue until 10 a.m., the state DOT says. One lane is closed there.
There is also roadwork on the northbound side of the highway along Long Wharf in New Haven, between exits 30-31 in Stratford, southbound between exits 15-14 in Norwalk and between exits 5-4 in Greenwich.
Route 15 is no picnic either. A two-vehicle accident on the parkway southbound between Exits 54 and 53 in Stratford has closed the right and center lanes. That leaves only one lane for people to pass, and to look at the crash if they are so inclined.
There is also roadwork on I-84 westbound between exits 14 and 10.
In West Haven/New Haven, I-95 NB congested between Exits 40 and 46 (6.7 miles) because of road work and an accident between Exits 44 and 46. Road Work in effect today until 10:00 am. The left lane is closed. It’s a frustrating 5 MPH crawl. DOT says the road work is an open grate; not a good thing to encounter on the highway.
There’s no relief until you get over the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge into East Haven.
A worker looks like he’s doing some emergency work at New Haven NB S/O Exit 46 – Long Wharf Dr. Watch out for him he’s awfully close to moving traffic.
There’s now SB delays there too; between Exits 51 and 48; about 2.3 miles.
Traffic starts to slow near the Connecticut Post mall (no we don’t own it).
Backups from Bridgeport to Norwalk. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 26 and 13; a 15.3-mile stop and go deal.
Past the Exit 18 Sherwood Island Connector, speeds pick up a little then slow near Exit 9 in Stamford.
On the Merritt
SB is congested between Exits 49 in Trumbull and Exit 37 in New Canaan. That’s an 18.5-mile crawl.
Speeds are in the 30s through No Man’s Land and beyond.
- Always an AM trouble spot. Waterbury WB E/O Exit 21 – E/O Baldwin St.
A good EB ride from the NY border until you hit the daily jam in Waterbury near the Brass City Mall.
Updated 7:30 a.m.
On the Merritt
As usual the heaviest backup starts at the Route 8/Merritt intersection in Trumbull and eases up near Black Rock Turnpike Exit 44.
SB traffic slows again between Exits 50 and 42 (11.3 miles) in Westport.
Biggest bottleneck is from Exit 27A to Exit 21 (Mill Plain Road) in Fairfield.
Bridgeport NB Exit 26 – Wordin Ave.
Speeds reduced between Exit 17 in Westport to Exit 14 in Norwalk.
After that, easy ride to NY border.
Accident in New Haven causing big backup from Exit 42 in West Haven through Long Wharf
Smooth ride in Danbury area.
As you would expect congestion near Brass City Mall; usual this time of day.
There’s a motor vehicle accident (1 Vehicle) on I-95 northbound between Exits 44 and 46 in New Haven. The left lane is closed.
There’s already delays on southbound. It’s congested between Exits 27 and 22, about 4 miles.
There’s the usual backup on the I-95/Route 8/25 interchange in B-Port.
Once past, Exit 22 in Fairfield, you got a nice ride to Stamford.
The Merritt Parkway is looking good with no problems.
The DOT will be wrapping up some roadwork in Milford around 8 a.m. Road Work on I-95 Northbound between Exits 32 and 34 (2.6 miles)
There is a three-vehicle crash at Exit 1 southbound on the Route 8/25 connector in Bridgeport. It’s a choke point for traffic anyway, with cars and trucks entering I-95, but this will back it up even more.
On the bright side, everybody is out of their vehicles and there are no apparent injuries. The site could clear in 30 minutes or so.
The right lane is closed on the northbound side of I-95, between Exits 13 and 14 in Norwalk, because of a one-vehicle accident..