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

8 a.m. traffic update

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The pain is spreading.

From Bridgeport, where things already seem to be easing, the traffic congestion is moving south and its now Norwalk where you’ll leave the most brake lining and waste the most (even more) expensive gas.

Things jam up on the southbound side near the Saugatuck Avenue (Route 33) exit and it’s stop-and-go (but mostly stop) out to Exit 13, the Boston Post Road. The road opens up again after that, with only minor slowdowns at the downtown Stamford exits.

It’s pretty much the same story on the Merritt Parkway, where the slowdown has moved past Bridgeport and now stretches from Route 111 at the Trumbull/Monroe line out to Weston Road (Route 57). Your average speed through that zone will be 31 miles per hour, the DOT estimates.

Route 8 is clear through the Valley but there is some build-up now at the I-84 interchange with Route 8 in Waterbury.

The trains are on time.

I-95 @ Hales Rd Traffic closest to camera is traveling South Video Provided by ConnDOT

I-95 @ Hales Rd
Traffic closest to camera is traveling South
Video Provided by ConnDOT

Categories: General
Frank Juliano

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