New Haven traffic will no longer snarl the trip to the Yale Bowl on the Eli weekend.
The State of Connecticut today opens the West Rock Tunnel and the Wilbur Cross Parkway Section skirting New Haven. A tape-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m., and after that there will be straight parkway from New York City to the middle of Connecticut.
Until today, traffic has had to wind for fifteen minutes through the side streets of New Haven before regaining the parkway. The delay in building the extension was caused by the huge West Rock palisades, which necessitated a 1200-foot tunnel.