Have You Traveled on the Mysterious Singing Road in Connecticut?
There's a stretch of road on I-95 in Connecticut that people swear is making some sort of weird noises, or sounds like it may be singing.
The stretch of highway is in the Stonington area between exits 91 and 92, and confused motorists have compared the sounds they hear when driving over this part of I-95 to the sounds like a whale makes, or something from an alien life form, or even something right out of a horror movie.
Since the noises have been going on for awhile, some have actually dubbed that part of the roadway the "singing road."
Now once drivers rule out that the noise is not coming from their car or their tires, that's when the questions and calls to the state start.
This all started after that stretch of roadway was paved back in late October of this past year. That's when the noises first started to appear and drivers took notice.
According to theday.com, the Connecticut Department of Transportation released an email addressing the "singing road" Friday afternoon, and what they said was that the sound may be the result of high-frequency rolling.
High frequency rolling takes place when a vibratory roller is used to help compact hot-mix asphalt when paving completed in cool temperatures. In other words, these road problems are difficult to repair during cold weather therefore this resurfacing was performed as a temporary fix ahead of the winter season until full-scale milling and resurfacing paving can be performed as part of a larger project.
The Connecticut DOT also said that a full paving project on this stretch of roadway should start sometime in 2024, but did offer commuters a bit of an answer to the strange noises. They believe that due to factors like temperatures fluctuating, normal vehicle traffic, and snow plowing, these weird sounds may start to go away over a period of time. Until then, commuters will have to live with the eerie sounds and hope the state puts up some signage to tell drivers that it's the road making the noise, not their cars.