Going nowhere fast

I-95 at Brentwood Avenue in Fairfield, 8:20 a.m.

I-95 at Brentwood Avenue in Fairfield, 8:20 a.m.

Parking is not a problem in Fairfield County.

Plenty of folks have a nice spot, on I-95 southbound.

Traffic is barely moving from Fairfield to Norwalk. The DOT, using data from camera on the highway, predicts that your average speed for that more than 5 mile stretch is 16 miles per hour.

Do the math. You are going to be late.

Things open up a bit beyond Connecticut Avenue before tightening up again by Atlantic Street in Stamford. Expect to be flying by at 39 miles per hour there.

The Merritt Parkway is doing much better at the moment, so if the northern route isn’t too far out of your way, it is worth considering.

The worst stretch there is around Park Avenue in Bridgeport, and it opens up considerably beyond the Easton Turnpike exit.

Metro North trains on the New Haven line are  experiencing delays of about 10 minutes due to “congestion” in its Bronx train yard.


Frank Juliano