A perpetually congested stretch of Interstate 95 — known by locals as “crash alley” — could face some changes. Backups along I-95 between Old Lyme and New London near exit 74 are common. The state Department of Transportation described the 12.3-mile stretch as a funnel because three lanes merge to two. This funneling has led to multiple car accidents over the years. Proposals including the widening of the highway are now being made to alleviate the problem.
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