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Crowd-Sourcing Commuter Traffic

A new “06880” reader named Bill writes:

I came across your blog by googling “Merritt construction delays.”  I’m researching this because my family and I are thinking of moving from Exit 27 to Exit 42, off Tupelo Road. 160 more words


Celebrating 75 Years of the Merritt Parkway

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Town officials are kicking off the Merritt Parkway’s 75th anniversary this afternoon with classic vehicles and museum tours for the public. 110 more words


A Bridge Too Low

Word on the street — er, parkway — is that contractors are not the only ones to blame for long delays on the Merritt North Avenue bridge reconstruction project. 161 more words


Connecticut Transit Plan Spares Stately Merritt Parkway

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a bid to unclog Connecticut’s notorious traffic jams, the governor has put forward a plan to rip up and widen two major highways, Interstates 84 and 95. 555 more words


A View From The Bridge

Alert “06880” reader Jo Shields noticed something new yesterday on the Merritt Parkway North Avenue bridge:

She writes:

With the appearance of black plastic-wrapped traffic lights strung at both ends of the North Avenue bridge, it looks as if we are into this construction business for the long haul. 65 more words


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