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Old 08-23-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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Default Traffic on Route 91--Opinions?

Hi All--

I'm looking to move up to CT (Enfield or surrounding) or near MA border. I was wondering what to expect for traffic on 91. I'm in Data Architecture (IT) so I'm going to have to work in Hartford no doubt . . . what's a rough estimate on time from say enfield or longmeadow to hartford?

Thanks!
Andrew
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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Andrew - It takes about 20 minutes from Enfield to downtown Hartford with no traffic. I would add at least 15 minutes if you are going during rush hour. I-91 southbound slows down every morning through the North Meadows. Watch the traffic reports in the morning before you leave and that will give you an idea of how early you will need to go. May be you could get a job in the Day hill road section of Windsor. There are a lot of companies up there and your commute would be a breeze. Good luck, Jay
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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Mass Mutual is in Springfield and I believe they took over the Enfield building were Phoenix used to be. Could be an option, not sure if they are looking for Data Architects though.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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Jay is correct, it slows down through the Windsor exits every morning and evening but it isn't what I'd call unbearable. If you end up working in Hartford, I would look into CT Transit commuter buses and van pools to utilize the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane on 91. Like Jay said, jobs may not bring you to Hartford proper. There are so many companies with campuses in Windsor. It has become one huge industrial park off of 91.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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ING is also moving from Hartford into Windsor. Lease expired or some such thing.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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ING purchased a division of Aetna and for years was located in an annex building adjacent to Aetna's main building in Hartford. Aetna is now looking to consolidate their operations in Hartford and did not renew ING's lease. With no where to go quickly, ING decided to relocate to a new building in Windsor that was designed and approved but not built. I believe they will be moving into that building next year which is pretty quick. Jay
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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WOW! Thanks guys for the great information. I really appreciate it!!
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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Yeah, Aetna is moving into 55 Farmington Ave, and ING is moving to their new campus. Aetna is vacating 1000 Middle St. Middletown to move them to 55 Farmington.

One guy bought up a whole bunch of apartment buildings on nearby Imlay St.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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The Hartford is also building a new complex on Blue Hills Avenue/Griffin Road in Windsor. It is going to be their new HQ. You could work there and avoid 91 entirely if you lived on the west side of the river.
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