Not the best day to be on the Connecticut Turnpike … I mean the John Davis Lodge Turnpike (quick, who was he?)
The Long Wharf area in New Haven wins the Worst Traffic on I-95 Award this morning.
There’s big time traffic problems in New Haven, both directions. It’s a combination of an accident and some emergency roadwork (an open drainage grate).
Northbound traffic is backed up from Exit 38 in Milford to Exit 46 in New Haven.
The best stretch of 95, both directions, is from Exit 40 in Milford to Exit 28 in Bridgeport.
Past Bridgeport it’s a slow SB stop and go to Exit 5 in Greenwich.
The big problem in New Haven this AM was emergency work to replace a drainage culvert. This cam grab was taken at 9 a.m. Please watch out for these brave workers.
On the Merritt
Things are getting better with the worst of the bottlenecks from the Route 34 interchange in Orange to the Milford Connector (the Daniel Wasson Connector, the Milford police officer who died in the line of duty).
SB traffic slows again near the Park Avenue exit and thankfully lightens up at Exit 41 in Westport.
It’s been a heck of a commute this week with Metro-North disruptions and highway traffic.
But most of us will have a three-day weekend!
Oh in case you were wondering, John Davis Lodge was Connecticut governor from 1951-55. He was also an actor in many Hollywood films during the 1930s. In fact, he played Shirley Temple’s father in “The Little Colonel.”