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Old 10-20-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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If I am paid a dollar for every Merritt/I95 rant post on this forum I'd be a millionaire by now.

 
Old 10-21-2011, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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No I'd suggest a proper interstate on ramp! Not trying to get onto a highway from a standstill with cars doing 80mph.
I believe that the State has fixed most of the ramps on the Merritt Parkway. They really need to upgrade the Wilbur Cross Parkway now. Jay
 
Old 10-21-2011, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I believe that the State has fixed most of the ramps on the Merritt Parkway. They really need to upgrade the Wilbur Cross Parkway now. Jay
The state should focus on where the real issues are, like 95 between Bridgeport and Stamford.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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I believe that the State has fixed most of the ramps on the Merritt Parkway.
What about the southbound 40b exit? There are always a lot of accidents there. For awhile it looked like the state was going to redo those exits, but the project seems to have been abandoned.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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No I'd suggest a proper interstate on ramp! Not trying to get onto a highway from a standstill with cars doing 80mph.
The problem is (and I realize it's a bit of an oxymoron and catch 22) the increased traffic resulting from constructing that! It grates me that on days where it's easier for the job I'm doing that day to take I-95 into CT over the Merritt that there's lots of traffic right now almost all times of the day on both sides of the bridge on the Port Chester/Greenwich border due to construction whereas I never had that in the past 2 years I did the commute. They should at least stop work during rush hour.

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I believe that the State has fixed most of the ramps on the Merritt Parkway. They really need to upgrade the Wilbur Cross Parkway now. Jay
Maybe it's just that I'm an "occasional outsider" to the road, but when I've gone occasionally to Hartford for something (sometimes I take the Merritt/Wilbur Cross to 91, other times 684 to 84), I've found the Wilbur Cross to be a "safer" road than the Merritt. It just seemed that the lanes were wider and the on/off ramps easier.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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Yeah, there are some very unsafe entrances and exits still, mostly from Greenwich through Norwalk.

One of the biggest problems I see on both highways is people not understanding how on-ramps work. You don't enter a highway going 30, and you don't yield right of way to a person getting ON the highway. The person on the highway has the ROW. Sigh.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Yeah, there are some very unsafe entrances and exits still, mostly from Greenwich through Norwalk.

One of the biggest problems I see on both highways is people not understanding how on-ramps work. You don't enter a highway going 30, and you don't yield right of way to a person getting ON the highway. The person on the highway has the ROW. Sigh.
Yes.

It is the merger's responsibility to make a safe entrance. It is NOT safe to slam on your brakes to let them in (especially when greater than 50% of the time, they end up gunning it past them because the merger didn't expect such an abrupt slowdown).
 
Old 10-21-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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What about the southbound 40b exit? There are always a lot of accidents there. For awhile it looked like the state was going to redo those exits, but the project seems to have been abandoned.
40B is part of the massive Route 7 interchange project which was stopped before it really started. Not sure what the latest is on it. Jay
 
Old 10-21-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Maybe it's just that I'm an "occasional outsider" to the road, but when I've gone occasionally to Hartford for something (sometimes I take the Merritt/Wilbur Cross to 91, other times 684 to 84), I've found the Wilbur Cross to be a "safer" road than the Merritt. It just seemed that the lanes were wider and the on/off ramps easier.
Most of the on-ramps on the Wilbur Cross are short and stop sign controlled. The difference is that there is less traffic on the Wilbur Cross so it does not pose as much of a problem. Jay
 
Old 10-21-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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40B is part of the massive Route 7 interchange project which was stopped before it really started. Not sure what the latest is on it. Jay
What exactly was the plan there? It's a mess.
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