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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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I am looking into a job opportunity in Monroe. I would be commuting from New Britain. Is the rush hour West in the morning and East in the afternoon still a quagmire every day? Google says 45 minutes, but is is going to be more like an hour and 15 minutes?
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Old Today, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Waterbury west will be tough as lanes go from 4 to 2 near the Austin Rd exit. It’s certainly doable though.

Another option would be RT 8 S, getting off in downtown Shelton and taking 110 up to Monroe. RT 8 can be a mess sometimes, though and if your job is in western Monroe along 25, it’s a haul to get to the other end of town.

Type it into Waze during the commute time to see what it would be. That’ll give you your best answer.
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Old Today, 10:07 AM
 
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I am looking into a job opportunity in Monroe. I would be commuting from New Britain. Is the rush hour West in the morning and East in the afternoon still a quagmire every day? Google says 45 minutes, but is is going to be more like an hour and 15 minutes?
No -- speaking from experience, the construction has improved the commute through Waterbury substantially in both directions, and Google's current time estimates are accurate.
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Old Today, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The construction on I-84 in Waterbury in finished. It is now three lanes in each direction all the way through the city. Traffic flow is greatly improved.
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Old Today, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The 86 oh
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Traffic is 50x better since the construction has finished.
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Old Today, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The construction on I-84 in Waterbury in finished. It is now three lanes in each direction all the way through the city. Traffic flow is greatly improved.
Woah. If thatís the case, and it doesnít bottleneck westbound, I retract my statement.
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Old Today, 06:02 PM
 
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Woah. If thatís the case, and it doesnít bottleneck westbound, I retract my statement.
Yeah, it's been a game changer. It's a 50-55 minute trip between exit 16 and downtown Hartford in the morning. The evening commute is a bit more of a wild card, but leaving before 4:30 means you are at home before 5:30.
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