We seek to ensure a balance between the functionality of the parkway as a major thoroughfare and the preservation of the original design of parkway's distinctive bridges and landscape.
Parkway Driving Information
Connecticut Department of Transportation Driving Regs
Travelers through Connecticut and within Connecticut who wish to use the Merritt Parkway need to understand the rules of this historic road - including height restrictions considering the older bridges! Please visit the
Connecticut Department of Transportation web page about
what is allowed on the Merritt by clicking here.
Commercial Vehicles are Prohibited on the Parkway
No Trailers of any Kind
All Vehicles Gross Weight Exceeding 7,500 pounds are Prohibited
Any vehicle whose dimensions, including load, exceed one of the following:
More than 24 feet Long, 7.5 feet Wide or
8 feet High are Prohibited
Please obey the posted signage as GPS units may incorrectly route you onto the parkway.
Park and Ride Locations
Fairfield Exit 44 & 46
Norwalk Exit 38
Stamford Exit 35
Stratford Exit 53
Trumbull Exit 50
Westport Exit 41 & 42