Merritt Parkway

geographical name

Definition of Merritt Parkway

limited-access roadway in southwestern Connecticut built in the 1930s to relieve congestion on the Post Road (U.S. route 1) and notable for its landscaping and aesthetics

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“Merritt Parkway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Merritt%20Parkway. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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