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Old 10-01-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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Hi,

I am planning to commute from Bridgeport to Hartford via I95 and I91. How is the traffic in the morning in I95N and I91N ?

Thanks
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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The commute from Bridgeport to New Haven, though not far distance wise can be intense.

New Haven north on I 91 is not too bad. Again it depends on the time you approach Hartford. I 91 from about Rocky Hill north into the city can be tough from 7-8:30 Am.

Going south in the late afternoon after about 4PM can also be hectic to about Rocky Hill.

Accidents and bad weather can alter this scenario, adding more time to your commute in both directions.

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Old 10-01-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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Thanks Skytrekker.

If i start by 7 AM can i reach there by 8:45 AM ?
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:42 AM
 
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That is definitely doable. Generally I-95 north to I-91 isn't terrible in the morning but it can be a little slow at the merge from time to time. I did the commute through there for years and it wasn't a big deal.

Other than that, you should have a straight shot up I-91 without any issues (barring weather or an accident). It tends to slow down a bit at that time in the morning just after exit 27 on I-91 north, but not always. Generally 91 north traffic around Hartford isn't bad. The bad areas are 91 south into Hartford and just about all of I-84. You'd miss the notoriously terrible areas.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I would avoid I-95 through New Haven. There are always backups into the city in the morning and backups coming out as well, plus the highway is and will be under construction for some time.

You would be much better off going on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15). There are few if any backups there and it is a more direct route. The Parkway will connect with I-91 in Meriden and then you can follow that into Hartford. There will be backups going into Hartford in the morning. Without traffic the overall trip would take a little over an hour but with traffic it would be 1 hour 15 minutes or more depending on where in Hartford you are going. Good luck, Jay
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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I guess you'd have to see what it is like the exact time of day you drive through. I always found there was more traffic on Rt. 15 where it merged with 91 north (just after Exit 67) than there was at the 95 north/91 merge, but it could have just been the time of the morning I would hit it.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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Traffic on I-95 into New Haven commonly backs up for a couple of miles approaching the I-91 ramp. The ramp from Route 15 to I-91 will slow but no where near what it does in New Haven. It will be a half mile of slow but moving traffic at the worst. Jay
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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Weird, I commuted on I-95 north to I-91 for years through the merge and didn't get stuck in traffic very often. I usually went through the area around 7:30 am. Now coming south on I-95 through East Haven is a different story.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I have work in this area and know that it is not uncommon for traffic to start to slow in West Haven and continue to I-91. Also, ConnDOT is reconstructing I-95 in the area and work will begin next year on the I-95/Route 34/I-91 interchange as part of the Q Bridge project. Jay
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