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Major Traffic Shift on I-95 in Connecticut This Weekend

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a major traffic shift on I-95 southbound is scheduled from Friday night, August 19, 2016, to Saturday night, August 20, 2016, in New Haven and West Haven.

The traffic revisions on I-95 southbound will begin on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 10:00 PM and are expected to be completed by Saturday night, August 20, 2016, at midnight. All travel lanes on I-95 southbound will be shifted across new Bridge over Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and the new Bridge over the West River. The work includes the elimination of the I-95 southbound traffic split prior to Exit 44, the installation of advance warning signs, restriping of the traffic lanes, the removal and installation of overhead signs and the installation and relocation of precast concrete barrier curb.

LANE CLOSURES AND DETOUR INFO

Route 34 ramp to I-95 SB will be diverted to I-95 NB to Exit 50 at which point traffic will turn left and enter onto I-95 SB.

I-95 SB on-ramp traffic from Sargent Drive at Interchange 46 will be diverted to Howard Avenue, then onto Sea Street which leads Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and the on-ramp to I-95 Southbound at Interchange 44.

I-95 SB Exit 44 off-ramp traffic to Ella T. Grasso Boulevard will be diverted to Exit 43 and then back onto I-95 NB and the off-ramp at I-95 NB Exit 44 to Ella T. Grasso Boulevard.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.


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Significant Delays on I-95 in Connecticut July 14 Thru 16

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that activities relating to the relocation of I-95 Northbound lanes to the new bridge over Water Street in New Haven are expected to cause delays throughout the I-95 New Haven Corridor during the weekend of Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16, 2016. Please plan ahead and consider alternate routes to get to your destination.

Lane and on/off-ramp closures and detours will occur on I-95 Northbound between 9 PM Thursday, July 14 and 6 AM Friday, July 15 and between 9 PM Friday, July 15 and 9 AM Saturday, July 16, 2016. A 20 minute stoppage on I-95 Northbound will occur between the hours of 12 AM and 7 AM Saturday, July 16, 2016 to facilitate the installation of overhead signage.

The I-95 Northbound off-ramp to I-91 Northbound (Exit 48) will become a right hand exit.

All travel lanes on I-95 Northbound will be reopened by 9 AM Saturday, July 16, 2016 in a new alignment over the new bridge over Water Street, completing another major milestone for the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program.

These construction activities are necessary to facilitate roadway construction as work progresses on the Reconstruction of the I-95 / I-91 / Route 34 Interchange and other projects that are part of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program.

20 Minute Stoppage
12 AM – 7 AM Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • I-95 Northbound between the off-ramps to Ella Grasso Boulevard (Exit 44) and Long Wharf Drive (Exit 46)

2 AM – 6 AM Friday, July 15, 2016

  • Closure and detour of the Long Wharf Drive on-ramp to I-95 Northbound
  • Closure and detour of the I-95 Northbound off-ramp to Route 34 Westbound (Exit 47)

10 PM Friday, July 15 – 3 AM Saturday, June 16, 2016

  • Closure and detour of the Wooster Street on-ramp to I-95 Northbound
  • Closure and detour of the I-91 Southbound off-ramp to I-95 Southbound

3 AM Saturday, July 16 – 8 AM Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • Closure and detour of the Long Wharf Drive on-ramp to I-95 Northbound
  • Closure and detour of the I-95 Northbound off-ramp to Route 34 Westbound (Exit 47)
  • Closure and detour of the Route 34 Eastbound on-ramp to I-95 Northbound
  • Closure and detour of the Route 34 Eastbound on-ramp to I-91 Northbound
  • Closure and detour of the I-95 Northbound off-ramp to Woodward Avenue (Exit 50)

LANE CLOSURE INFO- Signs will be posted to assist motorists
Nighttime lane closures will occur on I-95, I-91, Route 34 and the surrounding interchange between the hours of 9 PM and 5 AM. This work is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge construction and roadway repairs.

CONTINGENCY DATE- In the event of inclement weather, the work will be rescheduled to Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, July 17, 2016.

CTDOT encourages safe driving throughout the I-95 New Haven Corridor and asks motorists to follow posted speed limits to maintain safe and efficient traffic flow as construction continues.


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Expect Significant Delays This Week on Connecticut I-95 in New Haven

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that activities related to roadway construction are expected to cause delays throughout the I-95 New Haven Corridor from Monday, May 9, through Thursday, May 12, 2016. Please plan ahead and consider alternate routes to get to your destination.

There will be lane closures on I-95 Southbound throughout the Traffic Shift. The Route 34 Eastbound off-ramp to I-95 Southbound, and the I-95 Southbound off-ramp to Sargent Drive, will be closed and detoured from 10:00 PM Monday, May 9 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, May 10:00; and again from 10:00 PM Wednesday, May 11 to 5:00 AM Thursday, May 12, 2016. Beginning at 5:00 AM Thursday, May 12, 2016, motorists should expect three operational thru-lanes of I-95 Southbound, traffic over the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and extending through the Long Wharf area. CTDOT encourages safe driving throughout the I-95 New Haven Corridor and asks motorists to follow posted speed limits to maintain safe and efficient traffic flow as construction continues.

These construction activities are necessary to facilitate roadway construction as work progresses on the Reconstruction of the I-95 / I-91 / Route 34 Interchange and other projects that are part of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program.


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Connecticut’s Free Weekend Getaways

And you thought nothing in life was free. In Connecticut, we beg to differ. An abundance of great attractions and activities throughout the state are available for you to enjoy, free of charge (although sometimes a donation is requested). So what are you waiting for? Get out and see Connecticut this weekend, or any day, for free. Your wallet will thank you.

Here are 9 Connecticut free weekend getaways, perfect for the entire family:

USS Nautilus | I-95 Exit Guide

USS Nautilus and US Navy Submarine Force Library

Board the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Museum recounts history of the U.S. Submarine Force. Working periscopes, mini-subs, mini-theaters. Gift shop, picnic area.

Location:
1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349

Hours:
Wednesday – Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas day, New Years day, for one full week in April & October

Contact:
(860) 694-3174, (800) 343-0079

Website:
http://www.ussnautilus.org

Places to Stay:
Accommodations near the USS Nautilus Memorial

Connecticut State Capitol | I-95 Exit Guide

Connecticut State Capitol

Opened in 1878 and standing in the picturesque setting of Bushnell Park, this beautiful and unique building houses the executive offices and legislative chambers of the state, as well as historical memorabilia including statues of Nathan Hale, “The Genius of Connecticut” and Governor William Buckingham.

Location:
210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Hours:
See website for tour hours and information

Contact:
860-240-0222

Website:
http://www.cga.ct.gov/capitoltours

Places to Stay:
Accommodations near the State Capitol

Silver Sands State Park | I-95 Exit Guide

Silver Sands State Park

Could Captain Kidd really have buried his treasure on Charles Island in 1699? Visit Silver Sands for a fun-filled day in the sun. Activities include saltwater swimming and fishing.

Location:
Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460

Hours:
Daily, 8:00 a.m. to sunset

Contact:
(203) 735-4311

Website:
http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.aspa=2716&q=325262&deepNav_GID=1650

Places to Stay:
Accommodations near Silver Sands State Park

Talcott Mountain State Park | I-95 Exit Guide

Talcott Mountain State Park

Take in the spectacular vista in all directions from the 165-foot Heublein Tower, the former summer home of a prominent Hartford family. Within the tower is a museum of local history. It’s a scenic 1.25 mile hike to the tower and picnic area.

Location:
Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT 06070

Hours:
Park is open 8:00 am to sunset. From May 24 to August. Tower is open Thursday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. From Labor Day weekend to October 31, open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Seasonal hours vary.

Contact:
(860) 242-1158

Website:
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325272&depNav_GID=1650

Places to Stay:
Accommodations near Talcott Mountain State Park

Yale Center for British Art | I-95 Exit Guide

Yale Center for British Art

Founded by Paul Mellon, the Center houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom in a landmark building by Louis Kahn.

Location:
1080 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06520-8280

Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Closed major holidays.

Contact:
(203) 432-2800 (877)

Website:
http://www.britishart.yale.edu

Places to Stay:
Accommodations near Yale University

Elizabeth Park | I-95 Exit Guide

Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

First municipal rose garden in the country; greenhouses, nature walks, perennials and rock gardens. Pond House offers restaurant, lounge and auditorium.
Tour time: 2 hours

Location:
Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT 06106

Hours:
Park: daily, dawn-dusk.

Contact:
(860) 231-9443

Website:
http://www.elizabethparkct.org

Places to Stay:
Accommodations in Hartford

Weir Farm National Historic Site | I-95 Exit Guide

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art.
Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Gift Shop, Parking, Parking, Printed Guides, Self-guided tours

Location:
735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897

Hours:
Grounds: sunrise to sunset. Buildings and exhibits: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Guided tours of the Weir House: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.

Contact:
(203) 834-1896

Website:
http://www.nps.gov/wefa

Places to Stay:
Accommodations in the Wilton/Norwalk Area

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | I-95 Exit Guide

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret

Some of the best birding in the state on the sanctuaries’ 702 acres, a nationally recognized important bird area. Includes former farm fields, now managed to provide habitat for hard-to-find grassland birds, large beaver pond, streams, hemlock ravine. Over 10 miles of trails with interpretive signage, including access to Air Line rail trail.
Tour time: 4-6 hours

Location:
218 Day Rd., Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Hours:
Sanctuary: daily, dawn-dusk. Center: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Contact:
(860) 928-4948

Website:
http://www.ctaudubon.org

Places to Stay:
Accommodations in the Putnam/Pomfert Area

Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | I-95 Exit Guide

Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust

Van Vleck Farm, Hetzel and Whittemore sanctuaries have hiking trails, nature center, seasonal farm and garden programs, Christmas tree farm, maple syrup, art and educational programs.

Location:
5 Church Hill Rd. at Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798

Hours:
Daily, dawn-dusk.

Contact:
(203) 263-3711

Website:
http://www.flandersnaturecenter.org

Places to Stay:
Accommodations near Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust


For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.