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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

7 a.m. traffic update

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I-95 @ Benson Rd (CT-135) Traffic closest to camera is traveling North Video Provided by ConnDOT

I-95 @ Benson Rd (CT-135)
Traffic closest to camera is traveling North
Video Provided by ConnDOT

It’s still pretty clear sailing– and you just might feel like you’re navigating a boat along I-95 this morning.

The rain has for the most part ended, but there are still deep puddles and standing water in some places.

The normal buildup has begun on I-95 south in Bridgeport, at the downtown exits, but you’ll cross the Moses Wheeler Bridge into Stratford and drive through the East End of the Park City without having to tap your brakes.

The slowdown that begins at Exit 27A continues out through Fairfield, but at the still-reasonable rate of 31 miles per hour. At that speed you won’t be able to tell if the driver ahead of you is conducting music or having a spirited cell phone conversation.

“Hands free” means to keep them on the wheel, BTW.

The Merritt Parkway isn’t doing badly either. It slows down a bit out by the Park Avenue exit in Bridgeport and continues through Route 111 and into Fairfield. The DOT estimates that your average speed through that stretch will be 46 miles per hour.

Not fast enough? be glad you’re not on that Metro North train stuck behind a fallen tree near the Merritt 7 station on the Danbury line. It’s not moving at all.

Categories: General
Frank Juliano

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