Things are starting to heat up out there.
There are delays due to heavy volume on I-95 southbound into Darien and on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield.
Traffic on I-95 is rubber-banding from Bridgeport through Westport, but it won’t be until you hit Darien that the brake pedal will get a workout. Between exits 16 and 11, about 4.5 miles, things are barely moving.
The Merritt Parkway backup in Fairfield runs between Exits 50 and 44. You’ll sit and seethe unless you roll down the window and enjoy how beautiful Connecticut is– when you’re standing still and can appreciate it.
There are delays on I-95 further back, at the Woodward Avenue exit in New Haven, beyond the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, but things open up again through Orange and West Haven, before you’ll hit another pocket of heavy traffic in Milford.
The Merritt Parkway is also tight between the Route 8/25 ramps in Bridgeport and Route 11 in Monroe. Expect to average about 31 miles per hour, the DOT says. And no, riding the other guy’s bumper won’t make things move faster.