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The Wilbur Cross Parkway is a limited access highway in Connecticut, comprising the portion of Route 15 between Milford and Meriden. It is named after the former governor of the state, Wilbur Lucius Cross. It is the nearly-universal habit of local residents to describe the entire length of Route 15 as the Merritt Parkway, which often confuses visitors and new residents since most maps label the parts of Route 15 by their official names. State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Milford is a partially independent city that is located partially in New Haven County in Connecticut. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Wilbur Lucius Cross (1862 - 1948) was a U.S. educator and political figure. ...


The parkway is two lanes in each direction and is known for the beauty and variety of its bridges, with no two being exactly the same. It also passes through a tunnel under West Rock near New Haven, which is the only road tunnel through a natural obstacle in Connecticut. Many of the trees along the parkway were planted by its designer. South of Milford, Route 15 is known as the Merritt Parkway. North of Meriden it ceases to be a limited-access highway, and is known as the Berlin Turnpike. Just north of the Housatonic River bridge it connects to the Connecticut Turnpike (Interstate 95) and US 1 (Boston Post Road) via the 3-mile Milford Parkway. West Rock is a traprock hill that rises to the northwest of downtown New Haven, Connecticut and runs in a north-northwest direction into the neighboring town of Woodbridge. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... The Connecticut Turnpike, more currently known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a freeway in Connecticut that runs from Byram to South Killingly. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ...


The parkway used to be a toll road. It still contains service areas along the highway. A high-speed toll booth on SR 417 near Orlando, Florida A toll gate on the Sayama bypass (Saitama prefectural road 397) in Japan Toll gate A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ...


The tunnel under West Rock is lighted solely using low pressure sodium vapor lamps, rare for the United States. A sodium vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp which uses sodium in an excited state to produce light. ...


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Wilbur Cross Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (352 words)
The Wilbur Cross Parkway is a limited access highway in Connecticut, comprising the portion of Route 15 between Milford and Meriden.
South of Milford, Route 15 is known as the Merritt Parkway.
North of Meriden it ceases to be a limited-access highway, and is known as the Berlin Turnpike.
Merritt Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (671 words)
The Merritt Parkway is one of the oldest parkways in the United States and is acknowledged for the beauty of the forest that it passes through, as well as the architectural design of its overpasses.
Tolls were collected on the parkway at one toll plaza in Greenwich from June 21, 1939 until June 27, 1988.
When the parkway was first opened, families flocked to it to picnic in the grassy area in between the eastbound and westbound lanes.
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