Motorists traveling along the Merritt Parkway this week may experience delays due to some tree work in Fairfield. The state Department of Transportation announced \u201ca tree removal operation\u201d will be performed on the Merritt (Route 15) northbound in Fairfield, Monday, Oct. 27 through Friday, Nov. 7. Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 15 Northbound between the Westport\/Fairfield town line and Exit 44 (Route 58, Black Rock Turnpike) in Fairfield. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday \u2013 Friday). Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.