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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
120513-1206

A slow ride home with a cold night ahead

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It’s pretty slow out there and tonight the weather could turn to make things even more difficult. Major sluggish spots are on the Merritt around North Stamford going northbound and on I-95 in both directions from Stamford to Norwalk. We’ve also got slowness from Stamford to Bridgeport going northbound. There’s a crash on Route 8 […] [Read More]
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Use caution driving in rain and fog

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UPDATED 9 a.m. Not a bad Friday commute overall. I-95 is still busy, in two segments: from downtown Bridgeport to Mill Plain Road in Fairfield and again from the Route 7 ramps in Norwalk, through Darien and into Stamford. That slow-go area, at this time of the morning, is much shorter than usual, indicating that […] [Read More]
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120513-1205

Merritt slow on a foggy ride home

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Bad weather isn’t expected to come to southern Connecticut before early Saturday, but drivers tonight could find themselves already facing one big hazard: fog. Fog warnings are in effect for almost the entire state, in some places cutting visibility down to as little as 500 feet. The situation is so serious that even Gov. Dannel […] [Read More]
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Upgrades planned to highway cameras, message boards

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The cameras along I-95 in the Bridgeport corridor were installed in 1995 and are nearing the end of their useful life, state Department of Transportation officials said. DOT plans to upgrade the existing system by installing about 11 miles of new fiber optic cable within the existing underground conduit from the Mill Hill Road Exit, 22, […] [Read More]
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A wet morning commute is winding down

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UPDATED 9:15 a.m. There is a dense fog advisory until noon for the shoreline area and interior portions of Connecticut. Drive safely. An earlier accident on Route 8 southbound between Exit 17-18 in Ansonia has cleared, but a portion of Route 69, near the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Woodbridge, remains closed as a fatal accident […] [Read More]
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Report: People in cities are driving less

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The use of public transit is up and driving is down, in the state’s biggest cities, a report by ConnPIRG Education Fund shows. In Connecticut, the Bridgeport-Stamford, New Haven, and Hartford urbanized areas all saw decreases in driving and increases in transit and biking.  The one exception was in per-capita transit miles traveled in Hartford where […] [Read More]
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Traffic easing as “rush hour” winds down.

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UPDATED 9:30 a.m. Roadwork has closed the left lane of I-95 northbound in Stamford, between exits 10-6. The Merritt Parkway is flowing more smoothly, with some delays remaining from Darien to Greenwich. There are no reports of delays on Metro North trains on the New Haven Line. Expect some delays due to deicing of planes […] [Read More]
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New NB lanes on I-95′s Moses Wheeler Bridge to open

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Driving across the Moses Wheeler Bridge between Milford and Stratford is about to change. The state Department of Transportation says a traffic shift is scheduled for Friday night into Saturday to realign Interstate 95 northbound travel lanes and to allow for the demolition of the existing northbound lanes. The northbound traffic shift realigns the three […] [Read More]
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