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Hi Folks,

Heading up to the game on Friday night. Traveling from Ridgefield/Danbury area. Does anyone have any idea how long it will take to get there? I thought there would be less traffic because of the holiday but a guy at work said it will take forever.

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Probably and 1.25 - 1.5 hours.

Took me a little less than that coming from Milford ... although that was for an exhibition. You could try and take the Rt. 44 way.
 

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Hi Folks,

Heading up to the game on Friday night. Traveling from Ridgefield/Danbury area. Does anyone have any idea how long it will take to get there? I thought there would be less traffic because of the holiday but a guy at work said it will take forever.

Thanks!
It's gonna take a long time. You're gonna hit rush hour traffic to boot. My advice: try to get out of work early. Grab dinner near campus.
 
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1 hr 20 min without traffic. However Its a Friday night rush hr and game traffic off the exit. Leave no later then 4:30 if you want to
get up there in time
 
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Recommendation: Take 384 to get to UConn....skips all of the 195 traffic.
 

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I would suggest leaving work at about 3:45 pm. You'll get through Hartford before 5 pm, and 384 to 44 to campus will seem like a pleasant Sunday Drive. You'll get to Four Corners (intersection of 44 and 195) at about 5:30. Willington Pizza will be standing room only, but it's truly great pizza. Wings Over Storrs is a great inexpensive option, and quite good.
 
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I'm in willimantic now. Where is the brewery? Might have to skip class
 

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I'm in willimantic now. Where is the brewery? Might have to skip class
It's right on main street next to the Dunkin Donuts it's a big old post office building and really hard to miss.
 

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And it is really worth skipping the class to go there. Try the Willi Wamer beer if you can.
 

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Get their brewery sampler. And if you're not driving, get two.
 

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It will take forever just to get past Waterbury. Leave early. I would also take I-691 East to I-91 North to keep away from Hartford rush hour. Bring a sandwich, Gampel food is beyond horrendous. Do you know where to park? If not add another 20 minutes.
 
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I'll second what others are saying. This is just a god awful drive, especially on a Friday. Take a half day, get some wings at the Bidwell Tavern, and a beer or two pregame at Teds. Make it an enjoyable day, since the game will likely be out of hand within 10 minutes.
 
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It will take forever just to get past Waterbury. Leave early. I would also take I-691 East to I-91 North to keep away from Hartford rush hour. Bring a sandwich, Gampel food is beyond horrendous. Do you know where to park? If not add another 20 minutes.

Yes...avoid Hartford....you'll get stop and go traffic on I-84 from W Htfd into Htfd that will make the 3 miles stretch take 45 minutes....and that's on a regular workday...
 
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