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Old 12-06-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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So you want there to be less people so you can get to where you're going uninterrupted? Seems like that would be hard and foolhardy. Why not take a train then take cabs? One less person on the highways. Be the future you envision.

~Peace
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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The OP needed to check traffic reports before leaving the house to see if there were any issues.
Yeap...I kicked myself for not doing so.. I figured its mid afternoon on a weekend. I'm so glad I dont use that road anymore. But everytime I do I swear I pass an accident... So I cant imagine what happens when Im not on it.

There's gotta be a statistic for accidents on I-95 in CT alone.

Ironically I never see one in Westchester.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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Heres a photo if you don't beleave me.....it was the worst part of my 2008 Summer Vacation....
OMG Sick picture, thanks for sharing. I think if we compared it to certain things, it would end up being the same.

"Volume:Road width ratio"
"Consistancy of traffic"

7 Billion People On Earth..It was 3 Billion just 50 short years ago.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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...so when ppl say 95 is bad i laugh at them.
When it takes commuters 1 hour and 50 minutes to go 30 miles, I think it's safe to say 95 in Connecticut is pretty bad.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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When it takes commuters 1 hour and 50 minutes to go 30 miles, I think it's safe to say 95 in Connecticut is pretty bad.
I got a better one.... Greenwich Exit 3 I-95 North to Stamford Exit 9 ... A 7 Mile Trip....Takes 30 minutes on average...And Thats Normal.

7 miles in 30 minutes!! And remember....NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS

There's gotta be a stat on brake replacements in lower fairfield
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Same problem getting off the Route 80 exit on I-91 during rush hour and trying to actually drive up Rte. 80 toward Northford.

1 mile = 20 minutes. And if you are already home off Rte. 80 and come down it during rush hour, thinking you'll go to McDonald's..just assume your family will be hungry for quite awhile before the commuters allow you to take a left into the parking lot.

I'm so glad I live in North Haven now. No more traffic jams.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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As bad as I-95 is.. I-84 east going from Middlebury/Southbury through Waterbury to I-691 used to be absolutely HORRENDOUS in rush hour.. i think they might have widened it in the last bunch of years, it could definitely be 30-40 minutes for a couple miles.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Come drive the freeways in Southern California and you will feel much better about I-95. Rush hour on the 405frwy is from 7am-10am and 12pm-7pm. And the weekends usually not much better. You won't find one post on the California board complaining " oh no, another accident!", it's just part of life for us.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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As bad as I-95 is.. I-84 east going from Middlebury/Southbury through Waterbury to I-691 used to be absolutely HORRENDOUS in rush hour.. i think they might have widened it in the last bunch of years, it could definitely be 30-40 minutes for a couple miles.
They did widen much of it in Cheshire so it's a lot better. It still backs up though approaching exit 18 through downtown, but then opens up in Cheshire. Unless there's an accident, it's usually smooth sailing between 13 and 17. During the AM rush, traffic becomes congested west of Southbury into Danbury and is clear eastbound, and east of Middlebury into Waterbury/Cheshire and is clear westbound.

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Come drive the freeways in Southern California and you will feel much better about I-95. Rush hour on the 405frwy is from 7am-10am and 12pm-7pm. And the weekends usually not much better. You won't find one post on the California board complaining " oh no, another accident!", it's just part of life for us.
I've driven them. The thing about SoCal is that you can avoid the 405 if you have to. There are a million other ways to go. I had an assignment in the LA area and I never hit too much traffic because I learned how to navigate around it. The problem with CT is the lack of direct routes - we have 95 and the Merritt Parkway for southwest commuters. Other than the 'stop and go' Post Road, there are no other routes we can take.

In fact, I found the traffic in Charlotte and Atlanta to be more of a pain in the butt than the traffic in LA.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I was pleasantly surprised this past week. I had a job in Tarrytown NY and was dreading the drive down in the morning. But 45 minutes was the worst time and both days it took 45 minutes I was pulling onto 95 south at exit 16 at 8:00 right into traffic. half hour earlier & it took a half hour. Coming home around 2 each day was a breeze. I'm on 95 alot between Greenwich & Bridgeport and outside of rush hour its easy to get around.
I dont think its the number of people we have as much as how many people commute. If people lived where they worked itd be better IMO.
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