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Buses Replace Most Friday, Weekend Trains on New Canaan Branch This Friday Through Aug 21

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Buses will replace most trains for Friday and weekend service on Metro-North’s New Canaan Branch starting this Friday and continuing through Aug. 21 as work is done on railroad crossings, Metro-North and the Connecticut Department of Transportation have announced. Here’s an emailed announcement, followed by images from a flyer distributed by the two organizations:

Substitute busing will be provided between New Canaan and Stamford stations for select trains on Fridays, and for all trains on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Friday, July 22 through August 21. Note: Buses will operate 15 to 20 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Please listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to your destination when boarding.

I-95 I-91 interchange from the air 7-15-16

Interstate 95N Exit to I-91 in New Haven Is About to Change: Don’t Mess up Your Next Trip

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For anyone who ever drives onto Interstate 91 from Interstate 95 in New Haven, the lanes are changing: Starting Saturday, if you’re going to I-91, you’ll be exiting I-95N from the right lane to Exit 48. To continue on I-95, you’ll be using the highway’s two left lanes, the way a Interstate highway normally works, but for the first time at this spot. And until GPS systems are updated, they won’t be of any help to you. It will be a big difference from using the old I-91 entrance via the left side of I-95 North. This illustration from the DOT posted by state Sen. Bob Duff on Facebook shows the change as seen from the highway:


If you just pay attention to the highway signs near the interchange, that may be enough for you to avoid problems (although highway signs can get screwed up, too).


Merritt Southbound Exit 35 Ramp in Stamford to Close Overnight Tue/Wed

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The Exit 35 ramp from the southbound-traffic side of the Merritt Parkway, Route 15, will be closed leading to High Ridge Road on Tuesday night, April 19. The on-ramp there, leading to the southbound-traffic lanes will also be closed, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced. The reason: “in preparation for milling and paving.” The closure will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday and last until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Here’s the full announcement from the department:

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the nighttime closure of the Merritt Parkway Exit 35 Southbound On and Off-Ramps on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in preparation for milling and paving.


Bridge Maintenance Work in April on Route 7 in Norwalk

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a bridge maintenance project will be performed on various bridges on U.S. Route 7, southbound in Norwalk beginning Monday, April 4, 2016. to Friday, April 29, 2016. Over Connecticut Avenue
Over Maple Street
Over Union Park South
Over U.S. Route 1, Belden Avenue
Over Norwalk River
Over state Route 123, New Canaan Avenue

The regular work schedule for this project is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. __________

— This announcement appeared on state Sen. Bob Duff’s Facebook timeline on April 4. We didn’t see it on the Connecticut Department of Transportation website.


Nighttime Lane Closures on Merritt Parkway in Westport Thru Sept 2

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Nighttime work has restarted on replacing the North Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Westport, resulting in lane closures at night about a mile east of Exit 42, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced. The work on the highway, which is U.S. Route 15, is expected to continue for months, ending by Sept. 2, the Friday before Labor Day. The department also announced that flashing signs on Interstate 95, U.S. Routes 15, 7 and various state roads will be replaced at night starting in April, resulting in other nighttime lane closures. (See the bottom of this article for that announcement.)

Here’s the department’s announcement:

PROJECT UPDATE – Rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00732, North Ave over the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Westport

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that night work on the Merritt Parkway for the rehabilitation of the North Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Westport has resumed.