Driving on an Area Highway This Week? Flying for the Holidays? Here’s What May Delay You



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You may find yourself delayed by closed lanes at certain stretches of Interstate 95 this week, and if you’re flying from LaGuardia airport for the holiday, you may find your airline is at a different terminal.

Here’s what you should know:

Highway Work

Stamford & Darien — Interstate 5 — Monday and Tuesday

As Darienite.com reported on Friday, a project in Stamford between Exits 8 and 9 will cause lane closures on both the northbound- and southbound-traffic sides of the highway, but the state Department of Transportation is now saying that work will close lanes anywhere from Exit 8 in Stamford to Exit 10 in Darien in connection with bridge maintenance and inspections.

Closures can be expected anywhere from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 5, the state Department of Transportation says.

Darien — Interstate 95 — Wednesday and Thursday

On Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6 and 7, work on the Old Kings Highway North bridge will at some points close lanes for both northbound and southbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Exits 12 and 13 in Darien on both sides of Interstate 95, ConnDOT says.

Lane closures traditionally are meant to take place when commuter traffic is lighter, but as we all know, traffic is hardly ever light from early afternoon onward for the northbound traffic lanes in town. And shoppers will be on the highway.

Norwalk — Merritt Parkway South — Weekends, Dec. 9-10, 16-17

Surveying on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk will take place on weekends, Dec. 9-10 and 16-17, and that may result in lane closures for southbound-traffic lanes anywhere from Exit 41 to 40A, ConnDOT announced. The regular work schedule will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The project started this past Saturday.)

Greenwich — Interstate 95 — Weeknights, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

If you’re driving on northbound lanes at the New York-Connecticut border, expect lane closures on I-95 just as you pass into Greenwich, anytime from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Mondays through Fridays for the next two weeks: From Dec.  to 15, ConnDOT says. Maintenance on the highway bridge over the Byram River is the reason. (That bridge is officially “No. 00001” in Connecticut.) Expect lane closures as far as Exit 2.

LaGuardia Airport Terminal Changes

The airport’s website says:

On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, six airlines – American Airlines, American Shuttle, Delta Shuttle, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines – relocate terminals at LaGuardia Airport.  The airline relocation helps to improve the travel experience and accommodate the ongoing redevelopment to build a new unified LaGuardia with better amenities, transportation and overall customer experience. The press release for “LGA On The Move” is available here.

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 all airlines operate from their new terminal locations, highlighted in the below chart.

Table about airline terminal moves Laguardiia 12-03-17

Travel Tips

  • Review airline terminal relocation FAQ.
  • Allow extra time to get to the airport, park and for security checkpoints. Plan to arrive at LaGuardia at least 2 hours prior to your flight.
  • Check flight information before arriving at LaGuardia for terminal and gate information. Check in online with your airline.
  • Motorist entering the airport should follow roadway signs to terminals.
  • For real-time travel information follow us on Twitter at @LGAairport and subscribe to Airport Info-Alerts at www.paalerts.com.

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