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Old 01-30-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: New England
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One guy I know commutes everyday from Kensington to White Plains - he makes it in about an hour without traffic, but he's probably one of those maniacs driving 80+ the whole way.
Back when I was in telcom, I had to drive from Meriden to White Plains for 6 months...I almost opened a vein.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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True. On 91 you can cruise at around 72 (and still feel like you're going slow). One you hit the Merritt though, that drops by about 10 mph. It's also really difficult to use your cruise control on the Merritt.

One guy I know commutes everyday from Kensington to White Plains - he makes it in about an hour without traffic, but he's probably one of those maniacs driving 80+ the whole way.
He has to be driving 80+ and I imagine his hours must be different than rush hours. But I often found 84/684 to be faster than 91 to the Merritt (despite being a couple of miles longer) because lots more "65 zones" and 684 is straight as an arrow and quite wide (I-684 has a rep down here as a place to "street test your rod" and there's often stories of people being pulled for going over 100 mph on it).
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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He has to be driving 80+ and I imagine his hours must be different than rush hours. But I often found 84/684 to be faster than 91 to the Merritt (despite being a couple of miles longer) because lots more "65 zones" and 684 is straight as an arrow and quite wide (I-684 has a rep down here as a place to "street test your rod" and there's often stories of people being pulled for going over 100 mph on it).
He works the graveyard so he rarely deals with traffic. I too think 84 to 684 is much quicker - you can only go so fast on the Merritt (or maybe that's just me).

Re 684. I lived in Danbury for 4+ years and know many people who have gotten tagged going WELL over the posted speed limit. You're right - its design makes it pretty much a speedway. It reminds me a lot of 91.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: The Hood
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Can anyone tell me if anything new is going on with hartford in regards to jobs coming etc?

Which areas I want to stay away from at night so on and so forth.
If you are white stay away from the North & and south ends. You must be white. huh...................?
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: New England
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If you are white stay away from the North & and south ends. You must be white. huh...................?
***** WHAT?!
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