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Old 08-08-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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No complaints from me, nor my neighbors 7 express. Danbury in 15 minutes and South Norwalk in 18 minutes.

7 isn't the problem. During rush hour it is moving a heck of lot faster than 95 or 15.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: NoVA/SoFLO
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No complaints from me, nor my neighbors 7 express. Danbury in 15 minutes and South Norwalk in 18 minutes.

7 isn't the problem. During rush hour it is moving a heck of lot faster than 95 or 15.
I'm not sure how 7 is now since they widened it (I assume much better), but it used to be hell between Danbury and Norwalk in the early '00s.

I do think that super 7 would have benefited the region as a whole and eased some congestion on 95 and the Merritt (but perhaps created more congestion on 84), but I think the major risk of super 7 was the possibility of small businesses in Wilton and Ridgefield suffering. If that was the platform the NIMBY protestors ran on, I'm with 'em.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Although there will always be jobs that require a physical presence, the amount of teleworking ("Work From Home") jobs has increased throughout the last few years. I know that when I worked in Norwalk (2007 - 2011), my job was all done via Microsoft Outlook, Excel and a few other proprietory online-based tools. Towards the end of my 4-year stay at that Norwalk job, most of my peers in the office (including myself) had transitioned to mostly work from home. We had a desk in the Norwalk office in which the company continued to pay for, but it was mostly unoccupied.

I talk to my old Norwalk co-workers all the time and they say the office is always deserted...very ghost-town like.


Too bad my current job at a new company doesn't allow teleworking even though 99% of it is also done using Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. The lack of flexibility makes me always want to look for something else or go back to my old job.

My point is that with more and more companies recognizing the need for teleworking (better work-life balance, don't have to pay for physical office space, etc.), it will hopefully reduce at least some of the congestion that we face down in southwestern CT.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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I have a few questions about this highway project... with all the tree knocking down they are doing.. are they making a road where the path of trees are going down?

Do they have a sketch of what it will look like when it's done?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Middletown, CT
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I'm pretty sure the actual priority project once funding becomes available is replacing the Waterbury "mixmaster" for a billion dollars or so. Also replacing the Hartford I-84 viaduct.

Both of these are elevated structures, and show that one of the main disadvantages of them is that they have a fixed lifetime like a bridge. And require a lot more maintenance than a highway on flat ground.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: New England
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I'm pretty sure the actual priority project once funding becomes available is replacing the Waterbury "mixmaster" for a billion dollars or so. Also replacing the Hartford I-84 viaduct.

Both of these are elevated structures, and show that one of the main disadvantages of them is that they have a fixed lifetime like a bridge. And require a lot more maintenance than a highway on flat ground.
That structure is almost 60 years old. Not bad. Not to mention when the mixmaster was built, we were still learning about road engineering. It's being replaced more because it's out of date in that regard than a structural issue.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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Double decker highway from Bridgeport to Stamford...that gets rid of the widening restrictions while doubling highway capacity, and tolls at the border with a free pass to CT plates so the out of staters pay for the use of our roads.

Why do I feel like the only person who's thinking about this outside of politics and emotional crap?

BTW Stylo and KidYankee I got your PM's, will reply asap.
Once tolls are allowed, don't think CT residents won't eventually have to pay them. I'd rather not take the risk. Say NO to tolls.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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So have they showed what this will look like when it's all done?
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