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Old 10-30-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Simple...sort of...Having lived in Westchester before moving here and growing up driving there, I can sum it up to there are more cross parkways and thruways to go in any direction in Westchester as opposed to us really just having Merritt and 95. They run parallel and there are no cross parkways to go across the state as easily as in Westchester. There are crazy and impatient drivers in NY too......just is not felt as much as here.....Take the Merritt......2 lanes.......Its 2017......does not work......2 lanes causes more people to drive nuts constantly trying to pass each other and tail gating. The exits here on the Merritt are odd.....they come up to fast to exit causing quick braking and rear end hits(tailgating) and here more then in NY people just don't get what merging on actually is.......or they just forgot.
Most parkways in NY are 3 lanes except for parts of the taconic and saw mill pkwy.....but again they are not crowded because there just many other outlets to go somewhere. That's my 2 cents from living in both places and driving in both.
I agree with this. In Westchester you always have a few alternatives, unlike in FFC where it's always a 95 or Merritt decision.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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I agree with this. In Westchester you always have a few alternatives, unlike in FFC where it's always a 95 or Merritt decision.
Like I said I got my license in Westchester at 16 back in 1984.......Moved to CT in 2010......I have a lot of driving experience in Westchester. It's all about alternative outlets and options.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Holy @&$^$<_!!! What happened this morning???!!!

1hr 20min to travel 18 miles????? Even back roads were nuts

The world moved to the area????


And now merrit is closed in Greenwich!!!

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Old 11-02-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Holy @&$^$<_!!! What happened this morning???!!!

1hr 20min to travel 18 miles????? Even back roads were nuts

The world moved to the area????


And now merrit is closed in Greenwich!!!
i was going the other way and saw it (was minorly stuck in the rubbernecking). At 7am when I drove by, 95 was completely closed southbound between exits 14 and 13. I heard Merritt had a big northbound accident between exits 31 and 33, I couldve easily gone with the Merritt today and been stuck in that one.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Took till 11am for lanes to be reopened on the Merritt this morning. And unfortunately there was a fatality. Guess why...

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Some poor sole was driving behind the truck and didnt realize the truck would come to a hault under the bridge.


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Old 11-02-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Wow. Hope that driver gets charged heavily for that one. Idiot.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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Almost pushes the need for height barriers at the entrance ramps for trucks. These guys get on and then meander and split the lanes without care for other drives so they can get under the bridge. The only issue would be access to some of the service stations but they have or could have small service roads to get to them if need be.

I'm not sure what the fine is but it should be something ridiculous like $5,000.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Almost pushes the need for height barriers at the entrance ramps for trucks. These guys get on and then meander and split the lanes without care for other drives so they can get under the bridge. The only issue would be access to some of the service stations but they have or could have small service roads to get to them if need be.

I'm not sure what the fine is but it should be something ridiculous like $5,000.
In NY they paint "NO TRUCKS" on the highway itself. Maybe they're so stupid they need that and height barriers too.

Lot of common sense highway solutions that CT doesn't employ. Height barriers, ramp meters, logical speed limits, etc.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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In NY they paint "NO TRUCKS" on the highway itself. Maybe they're so stupid they need that and height barriers too.

Lot of common sense highway solutions that CT doesn't employ. Height barriers, ramp meters, logical speed limits, etc.
What irks me is when they get pinched or are at least smart enough to not thread the needle. They still cause a huge backup and then have to be guided off the road safely. If they were stopped right at the entrance with a cheap barrier that could be made to look complimentary to the surrounding area it would go a long way to prevent this. Maybe you don't have them at every entrance but the ones that are near major roads or high usage ramps. For instance you could skip putting one at say exit 63 but definitely would want something down by 59 or in FFC.
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