Well, you knew it was going to happen.
It seems like the rest of the state is now up, dressed, in the car and headed to the same place you are.
There are now significant delays due to volume in all the usual places– that stretch of I-95 southbound from Fairfield to Darien, the downtown Bridgeport exits, the Long Wharf area of New Haven– it’s all a moving slower than a glacier in February.
The DOT helpfully suggests that you follow the speed of traffic — speed is a relative term here — along the more than 20-mile slow stretch. That’s an average of 18 miles per hour from Hollister Avenue in Stratford to Exit 20, Bronson Road in Fairfield, where you can floor it and zoom up to 31 miles per hour.
There is road work again today near the Moses Wheeler Bridge project between Milford and Stratford. Some lanes may be narrowed by construction equipment.
The Merritt Parkway starts bogging down near Nichols Avenue/Route 108 in Stratford heading southbound and starts to pick up again past Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield.
Route 8 is clear through the Valley.
New Haven Line customers on Metro North trains traveling through the vicinity of South Norwalk may experience 5 – 10 minutes delays due to police activity in the area. Please listen for announcements at you station.