State DOT gives update on study to improve safety, ease congestion on I-95 in Stamford

Commuters are anxious for some relief. The state DOT has been looking into that now for the past couple of years and took a step closer to getting results Thursday.

Mark Sudol

Feb 22, 2024, 10:16 PM

Updated 58 days ago

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is studying ways to improve safety and ease congestion along I-95 in Stamford, where 120,000 vehicles travel a day.
The stretch between exits 6 and 9 is one of the most congested in America.
Commuters are anxious for some relief. The state DOT has been looking into that now for the past couple of years and took a step closer to getting results Thursday.
The state DOT study is addressing the curves and narrow shoulders on I-95, as well as short or missing entry and exit lanes.
The DOT says closely spaced exit ramps are causing delays and that this is a hot spot for crashes.
The DOT is also addressing the South State Street and Myrtle Avenue bridge on I-95 over Metro-North that was built in the 1950s.
"Has really reached the end of its useful life," said state DOT project manager Jonathan Dean.
The state says it’s also evaluating local roadways where there have been too many bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities.
The next public comment is expected later this year.
The state DOT is expected to draft its final report sometime next year.


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