Merritt Parkway

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Merritt Parkway

Connecticut

(860) 256-2800

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Overview

Set in natural surroundings, Merritt Parkway's significant design brilliantly integrates the craft of the engineer and the artist. The bridges along the route are excellent examples of Art Deco, or Art Moderne, styles of the 1920s and 1930s. Magnificent foliage abounds in both spring and fall.

Map of Merritt Parkway

Latitude, Longitude: 41.155846, -73.399268

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    The Merritt Parkway consists of the portion of Route 15 from the New York State line northerly to the bridge crossing the Housatonic River (known as the Sikorsky Bridge) at the Stratford/Milford town line. (Route 15 continues northerly, but is named the Wilbur Cross Parkway from the bridge north.) The speed limit on the Merritt Parkway ranges between 45 and 55 mph. It is a popular commuter route, so avoid driving the byway during morning and evening rush hours.

Seasonality/Weather

The best times to drive the byway are spring months to see flowering trees and shrubs, and fall months to see foliage. This route is heavily used by commuters throughout the year.

Directions

Driving

From Hartford, CT: Take I-91 south toward New York City. Merge onto CT-15 south. Stay on CT-15 until you reach the Sikorsky Bridge. The byway begins at the Sikorsky Bridge and follows CT-15.

From New York City, NY: Get on Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive. Cross Willis Ave. Bridge. Turn left onto I-87 north. Turn right onto Cross Country Parkway, which turns into Hutchinson River Parkway south. The byway begins at the New York/Connecticut State border, where the road becomes CT-15.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(860) 256-2800

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