New speed change lanes to open on I-95

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– Changes are coming ahead of schedule to a portion of Interstate 95.

Folks who drive through Norwalk on I-95 know the area well. It always seems to back up. There’s been a lot of construction there too and later Monday morning we’ll hear the announcement that one of the things they’ve been doing here is done ahead of schedule.

They are putting auxiliary speed change lanes between exits 14 and 15. The northbound ones are done 5 months early. The idea is to allow drivers entering and leaving 95 to speed up or slow down in their own lane and not affect drivers who are just passing through. It’s opening up just in time for a busy travel week. The Norwalk Bulletin is reporting 4.2 million people in New England are going to be traveling in the next few days.

This new lane is opening Monday only in the northbound direction of 95. The southbound side will be done in the spring. The total cost – $42 million.

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