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Old 12-06-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I dont think its the number of people we have as much as how many people commute.
I agree with this. Between 7 and 9 am, the highway is pretty much jammed going south. Outside of that, it's pretty much alright. Many times there's a lot of volume so you can't go much over the speed limit, but as long as it's moving it's fine.

When I was commuting to Norwalk from Shelton, I used to leave at 6:20 and be fine. If I left 20 minutes later, it would take me double the time.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I was working for awhile with a guy who lived in Shelton & came to Norwalk every day and thats exactly how it worked for him. Took awhile to get it thru his head that he couldn't leave at 7:10 and be here at 7:30.

I think in the long run our problems will be that theres no room to make 95 any bigger. Unlike California & other western states theres not much room in south western CT for huge highways.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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That Highway needs to upgraded to Smart Highway status and that will solve alot of problems.
No chance. The entitled people of CT would continue to drive in the empty lanes, thus cutting everyone off up ahead.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Implement road pricing and price the use of roads according to the demands for different time slots. That is the ONLY effective solution to clear jams but of course, brings a host of other problems as well.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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2 car accident killed someone last night in Stonington. I think I'll do some research and possibly write a few letters to some reps.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Well I found this... but 11 years old! MERRITT PARKWAY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ANALYSIS

2 year span 18,000 accidents! Come on. And that was 11 years ago ! Less cars then. An Average of 165 accidents per mile?
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Notice how the busiest roads and the roads most likely used for interstate travel are the ones most plagued by accidents? Meanwhile smaller and less traveled routes don't have as many. Then again, these things can happen anywhere at anytime. Big news at work this morning was about the Griswold wreck yesterday which killed four teens.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Central Virginia
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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.
oh my gosh, totally. What is up with that part of 84? I've been out there all times of the day, all days of the week, including Sunday and there is always a jam at that spot. I always wonder, where is everyone going?
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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oh my gosh, totally. What is up with that part of 84? I've been out there all times of the day, all days of the week, including Sunday and there is always a jam at that spot. I always wonder, where is everyone going?
Maybe from their rural towns to shop in the cities that are three towns away?

Sorry, I had to.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Notice how the busiest roads and the roads most likely used for interstate travel are the ones most plagued by accidents? Meanwhile smaller and less traveled routes don't have as many. Then again, these things can happen anywhere at anytime. Big news at work this morning was about the Griswold wreck yesterday which killed four teens.
That kind of makes sense that the busiest roads have the most accidents but honestly the Merritt's accidents are not out of line with other major highways like I-95, I-84 and I-91.

As for Griswold, this is very sad. I just hope that the politicians and MADD don't do a knee-jerk reaction to it like they have done in the past. Jay
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