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Old 05-10-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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We looked into the train and it is way to expensive. Then we will have to deal with parking and from what I hear it doesnt sound easy.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Taking a train to Stamford is too expensive??? I would think taking a car would be more if you look at it carefully.

That said, I agree with the others that you should take the parkway to I-91 to Rocky Hill. I-95 is a very bad road and even northbound in the morning you never know what you will encounter. Also traffic into New Haven is difficult from West Haven to I-91 so just avoid that area altogether. Even in the evening there are backups going southbound but I am not sure how bad they are now that the state has opened the second lane connecting I-91 southbound to I-95 southbound. Jay
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I've bumped into it a few times when I used to reverse commute from WP to Meriden in an telcom assignment down there.

It really depended on the time you head North. If you leave at like 8:30 or whatever, yea it wasn't bad. But there is a wave of traffic going North you have to either get ahead of or behind.
Ahh ok, coming from Shelton I never saw traffic up that far. I'd get on south of that. My guess is that must be Sikorsky traffic?
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I wholeheartedly agree with JViello's suggestion to go with the Merritt (by the way, though it may look it on a map, you can't easily just go up rt. 7 to the Merritt, it's really strange, you can directly get on the Merritt south (i.e. to NYC) from rt. 7 north and you can get onto rt. 7 south directly from the Merritt north, but any other way you have to go through several streets/traffic lights first).

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I've bumped into it a few times when I used to reverse commute from WP to Meriden in an telcom assignment down there.
If it helps any, I currently reverse commute from the White Plains area to Trumbull/Bridgeport via the Merritt with work arrival at 8am and most of my problems are at the beginning (from White Plains to about Greenwich), then smooth sailing, so you are likely fine with the Merritt north.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I wholeheartedly agree with JViello's suggestion to go with the Merritt (by the way, though it may look it on a map, you can't easily just go up rt. 7 to the Merritt, it's really strange, you can directly get on the Merritt south (i.e. to NYC) from rt. 7 north and you can get onto rt. 7 south directly from the Merritt north, but any other way you have to go through several streets/traffic lights first).
It is pretty weird, I agree. But it depends where the OP would be living. If in southern Norwalk then 95 would be their best bet. In central or northern Norwalk, then you can get on the Merritt from Main at exit 40.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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I've bumped into it a few times when I used to reverse commute from WP to Meriden in an telcom assignment down there.

This was back when the "old" metal Sikorsky bridge existed. Right? Traffic moves much easier through that area with the new bridge.

I think the OP will do just fine taking 15 from Norwalk.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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Does anyone know how the morning commute will be on 95 N from Norwalk to Rocky Hill? Then back south on 91 to 95 in the afternoon? I have a feeling its going against traffic so it shouldn't be to bad. Were moving to Norwalk.
Avoid 91 to 95 through New Haven. Take the Merritt instead. It's a few extra miles but a lot less congestion.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: New England
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This was back when the "old" metal Sikorsky bridge existed. Right? Traffic moves much easier through that area with the new bridge.

I think the OP will do just fine taking 15 from Norwalk.
Riiiiiight...

Good point, I forgot about the new bridge. I try and forget about life in the "ultimate rat race" as often as possible.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Riiiiiight...

Good point, I forgot about the new bridge. I try and forget about life in the "ultimate rat race" as often as possible.
Nah, the rat race is down county. Once you reach about the Tunxis Hill section of Fairfield heading eastward on the shoreline, the pace of life slows down noticeably.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Nah, the rat race is down county. Once you reach about the Tunxis Hill section of Fairfield heading eastward on the shoreline, the pace of life slows down noticeably.
I was always amazed how much more polite drivers became after that sharp left curve in Fairfield heading north.

...but then you hit Milford and that rat race continues on to New Haven.
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