NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- It seems drivers along the I-95 construction project in New Haven, that includes the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, aren't being courteous to other drivers.
Now there's a plan in place in hopes of easing concerns and make driving through the area safer.
The new bridge is smooth and a nice ride, but turns out some drivers are just downright rude during the morning commutes, so here come the Connecticut state police.
Drivers having some growing pains in crossing the new New Pearl Harbor Bridge.
"The weaving of traffic is not a science. It's all about gaps and what people are allowing people to do," said Brian Mercure, CT DOT.
Drivers aren't allowing others to merge, cross over to exits, and are simply driving too fast.
"We have seen too many accidents and too many near misses in this area," said Lt. J. Paul Vance, CT State Police.
So look out now, extra state police troopers patrolling the corridor, cracking down.
Problem spots include southbound 95 from East Haven into New Haven near exit 50, drivers going way too fast.
Also, where 91 merges with 95, folks crossing three lanes to get to Long Wharf. The areas engineered for smooth passage but not for impolite drivers.
"That's the social engineering we are trying to fix," said Mercure.
Here are some tips:
- You must and are legally required to allow cars to merge.
- Be polite and permit cars to cross over.
- Obey the 40 mile and hour speed limit.
"We don't want you to see our vehicles in your rear view mirror," said Vance.
Troopers are there indefinitely in unmarked cars. Tickets can cost upwards $300.
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