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Old 01-27-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Of course they are camouflage for NIMBYism. Think of this logically, they setup regulations to ensure the road or whatever is being restricted cannot be altered from what they wanted at the time of designation.
Those designations are to prevent the loss of important structures and places. They were enacted after the loss of Pennsylvania Station in New York and many other notable buildings, structures and places. Without these safeguards important and scenic places like Grand Central Terminal, Gettysburg, Manassas, and others would have been lost to demolition and development. As the old song goes “Pave paradise, put up a parking lot”. Jay
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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We understand the historic and scenic nature of the Merritt. But it has become a major commuting route and as such a major part of the CT economy.

One thing that does come to mind: Is the Merritt really being doing it's job as a National Scenic Byway? One of the roles it is supposed to play is to increase tourism to the byway especially by international visitors. I wonder what the mandatory plan for that looks like?
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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We understand the historic and scenic nature of the Merritt. But it has become a major commuting route and as such a major part of the CT economy.

One thing that does come to mind: Is the Merritt really being doing it's job as a National Scenic Byway? One of the roles it is supposed to play is to increase tourism to the byway especially by international visitors. I wonder what the mandatory plan for that looks like?
Well, a lot of people get to look closely at the Merritt as they sit in traffic. . I know it is not a joke to those sitting in traffic every day so I apologize for my levity. I couldn’t resist. Jay
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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That's nonsense. They're only "historic" because the NIMBY people have managed to declare them historic.
They were complaining loudly a couple years ago with the tree trimming as it reduced the picturesque look.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Feb 4, 2019. 30 minutes for 10 miles. Just... So...Tired... of seeing & dealing with this all the time.





Sitting or crawling, a normal thing.





Got to the scene and it's just 1 car. I mean can't they just push it off to the side? Do they not understand how to make things flow better????? Was this one just pulled over? Did this idiot not see there was room to pull up so the right lane isn't blocked.


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Old 02-11-2019, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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3:30pm this afternoon. Gee, whats that ahead? Looks like it just happened.



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Old 02-11-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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It's too bad that most drivers don't use common sense in a fender bender. Most log jams can be avoided if both drivers simply agree to pull to the shoulder/drive to the next safe area. It doesn't look like the cars in the picture above are beyond driving, nor does it look like either driver would try to skip town without exchanging information!
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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3:30pm this afternoon. Gee, whats that ahead? Looks like it just happened.


People should be fined for doing that.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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<sigh>

Pic coming later
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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2:30pm Feb 20, 2019. Merritt South. Move over, here comes another one.





Minor fender bender.


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