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DOT: North Avenue Bridge WILL Be Open

When school buses roll 2 weeks from today, they’ll roll right over the Merritt Parkway, on the North Avenue bridge.

There will be alternating lanes of traffic — but not the nightmare scenario that Westporters involved with Staples High, Bedford and Coleytown Middle, and Coleytown Elementary Schools imagined. 239 more words

Staples HS

Merritt Parkway Bridge: The Sequel

Last night’s post about the total lack of work being done on the behind-schedule Merritt Parkway North Avenue bridge surprised many Westporters.

At least, we figured, a horde of workers would gather this morning — doing a day’s work for a day’s pay. 61 more words


A Very Interesting Definition Of "Working Around The Clock"

The target date of August 17 for restoration of the Merritt Parkway North Avenue bridge is near. It won’t be met.

So you’d think — particularly with penalties written into the contract — that crews would be working feverishly on the project. 140 more words


Surprise! Merritt Parkway North Avenue Bridge Repairs Taking Longer Than Expected

In what is definitely not stop-the-presses news, “06880” has learned that when school opens August 27, all of North Avenue will not — as had been promised — be open to all traffic. 430 more words


The Way We Were

For some reason, people have started emailing me great photos of the Westport of yore.

I know plenty of “06880” readers like them. Longtime residents, expats, even recent arrivals appreciate seeing where what’s changed in our town — and what hasn’t. 288 more words

Local Business

Police chase through several towns ends with crash on Merritt Parkway

TRUMBULL, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man is under arrest after a police chase through several towns ended with the suspect’s car hitting a police cruiser on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull. 203 more words


Ride the USA-Day 26: The Adventure Continues

Friday, June 19—Washington, DC to Woodbridge, CT

Lisa and I said goodbye to each other this morning as she headed for Dulles and her return flight to San Francisco and I resumed my ride around the perimeter of the country. 1,040 more words

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