Merritt Parkway

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PHOTOS ADDED: Historic Lake Ave Bridge Project Completed Early; 8+ Mile Detour is History

The Lake Avenue bridge over the Merritt
Parkway has re-opened to traffic after being returned to structural soundness and meticulously restored
to its original Art Deco appearance. Back in June the CT Dept of Transportation announced the project and received permission from the Town of Greenwich during a Selectmen meeting for an 8-1/2 mile detour expected to last 17 weeks. Initially one lane was left open and traffic took turns driving one way. The full closure began the last day of school last June. Since school started this fall, even school buses have had to use the 8+ mile detour. Continue Reading →

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CT Dept of Transportation Shares Details on Lake Ave Bridge Detour

Motorist can also expect lane closures on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) during the construction of the bridge. The allowable work hours for this project on the Merritt Parkway are Monday through Friday Southbound between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Northbound between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. excluding statewide holiday lane closure restrictions. Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Reject State Senator Bergstein’s Bill No. 102 for Tolls for All Vehicles on Major Highways

“Drivers who choose to avoid tolls will crowd Route 1, for example, all the way through Fairfield County….Senator Bergstein, please focus on your campaign promises to 1) Lower Taxes on ALL Connecticut Families and 2) Fix the Pension Crisis.” – Elisa Esses, District 36 constituent, Stamford, CT Continue Reading →

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Making the Historic Merritt Parkway Safer for People and Trees Alike

In 2000, two Greenwich High School seniors, volunteering for the Red Cross, were killed when their Jaguar coupe slid off the parkway at a curve in the highway into a ditch, striking a tree resulting in their deaths.

Unfortunately, this was not a unique accident, but the culmination of a number of similar nonfatal accidents in that same section of the Merritt. Continue Reading →

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