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Massive traffic delays expected on I-91, 95 this weekend

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that construction related to traffic shifts in the area of Interstate 91 and 95 are expected to cause large traffic delays starting Friday.

The construction will be conducted in the area between exit 46 (Long Wharf Drive) and exit 48 (the northbound exit ramp to I-91).

The construction project is one of a series of traffic shifts as work progresses on the construction of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, the reconstruction of the I-91/95/Route 34 interchange and other projects part of the massive I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program.

Traffic shifts are expected to begin Friday evening and will continue through Monday morning.

Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac all have their graduation ceremonies this weekend.

"It's an exciting day," said Quinnipiac University spokesman John Morgan. "We expect 8,000 people in each ceremony, so you can only imagine the quad is just full of people."

State transportation officials suggest completely avoiding the 95-91 interchange. The best advice if you are coming up 95 is to get onto the Merritt Parkway using the Milford connector and exit off of there to get to Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac.

"We don't want people delayed," Morgan said. "We want to be here and experience watching their student cross the stage and get their degree."

Hamden is beginning some construction along Whitney Avenue, which is one of the roads you have to take from the Merritt down into New Haven.

For detour information click here.

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