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Lane Closures Coming Saturday Thru Wednesday in & Near Darien

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In and around Darien this weekend, April 22 to 24 and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 to 26, lanes or restrictions will be on these roads, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced. The department’s latest announcement is on top of road closures in downtown Stamford this weekend and Merritt Parkway ramp closures on Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Some Streets Near Stamford Train Station Closed for Construction Work on April 21 to 24 Weekend

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An off-ramp bridge for northbound Exit 8 on Interstate 95 in downtown Stamford is being replaced, and this weekend the ramp and stretches of various nearby streets downtown will be closed as some of the work gets done, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT Plans to Have Merritt Parkway Signs Replaced in 2018

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to replace the highway signs and their support structures on a 38.3-mile stretch of the Merritt Parkway from the Connecticut/New York border in Greenwich to the Stratford/Milford town line. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Merritt Pkwy Project to Close Ramps Wednesday, April 26, Greenwich to New Canaan

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction will be resuming on Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) in Stamford and New Canaan from the Greenwich town line just north of Exit 31, North Street, to the vicinity of Exit 37, Route 124 (South Avenue) beginning on Monday, April 17, 2017.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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How to Complain Effectively About Train Commuting: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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You may start your day with a cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. I start mine by reading complaints about Metro-North: emails, tweets and social media posts by fellow commuters who don’t know where to turn for help. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Noroton Heights Station Platform Replacement Project: More on Which Parts Will Be Done When & Parking Impact

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Darien Public Works Director Ed Gentile gave out more details Monday night on what parts of the Noroton Heights Railroad Station platform-replacement project will be done at what times and how various elements of the plan would affect parking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Northbound Old Kings Hwy North at I-95 Bridge To Be Completely Shut Off

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Work on replacing the Old Kings Highway North bridge over Interstate 95 will mean various delays in upcoming weeks and months and, for drivers headed toward the Post Road, there will be a detour away from the bridge starting late in April and continuing through most of the time it takes to replace the bridge. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Coming to Darien: Construction Projects Everywhere, Especially Roads & Bridges This Year

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Darien’s mascot for this year and next may be the crane — the species seen on construction sites, not waterways. And we may be trading in blue for construction-site orange. Strap on your construction helmets, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride as both the state and town repave roads and bridges are replaced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Officials Consider Parking Situation at Noroton Heights Station as Platform Project Starts

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With the passenger platform replacement project now started at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station, town officials have taken some steps to try to minimize the parking spaces that commuters can’t use during construction, and if that’s not enough, they’ve identified some other options. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Noroton Heights Train Station Platform Replacement Project Begins Monday

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An 18-month-long demolition and reconstruction of the concrete platforms at Noroton Heights Railroad Station is scheduled to begin Monday, with work starting on the western end of the south platform (nearest Hollow Tree Ridge Road). (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Enormous, Beautiful, Amazing George Washington Bridge: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It’s the bridge we love to hate. Congested, expensive — charging a $15 toll — and lacking the modern design of the soon-to-be completed new Tappan Zee Bridge, the George Washington Bridge is best to be avoided. (more…) Continue Reading →

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