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Interstate 95: Its problems and challenges


Interstate 95 is a fact of life on the East Coast. Drivers passing through the Northeast can barely avoid the state's 112-mile portion of I-95. Connecticut's section of the interstate is one of the most congested of any I-95 state and has one of the highest densities of exits. Using state and federal data pertaining to highway usage, accidents and safety, The Day has examined I-95's problems and challenges.



DOT off key on highway

If motorists are pulling over on an interstate highway that creates a safety issue. We seriously doubt the Federal Highway Administration would argue the point.

Rethinking Mystic's Exit 90

'Visitors should have an "Ahh, we are here" moment that makes them feel welcomed and pleased to arrive at this beautiful, relaxing New England town.'

Miss your exit?

The lack of bright, crisp, readable signs seems to urge visitors to keep moving along, instead of inviting them to exit and stay awhile.

Fixing I-95 at a crawl?

Eighteen-month DOT will study ways to improve Interstate 95, including dangerous stretches in eastern Connecticut.

I-95 problems: Be part of the solution

Since driver behavior is one factor that can be controlled on the overcrowded highway, why not start with that?