1932 state highway renumbering (Connecticut)

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highway renumbering series.
Alabama 1957
Arizona 1960
Arkansas 1926
California 1964
Colorado 1968
Connecticut 1932
Florida 1945
Idaho 1968
Iowa 1969
Louisiana 1955
Maine 1926
Nevada 1976
New Jersey 1927; 1953
New Mexico 1989
New York 1930
Ohio 1927; 1962
Texas 1939
Utah 1977
Virginia 1928; 1933; 1940
Washington 1964

In 1932, the Highway Department of the U.S. state of Connecticut (now known as the Connecticut Department of Transportation), decided to completely renumber all its state highways. The only exceptions were the U.S. Highways and some of the New England Interstate Routes. Between 1922 and 1932, Connecticut used a state highway numbering system shared with the other New England states. Major inter-state trunk routes used numbers in the 1-99 range, primary intrastate highways used numbers in the 100-299 range, and secondary state highways used numbers in the 300+ range.

In 1926, at the behest of the American Association of State Highway Officials, four of the nine New England Interstate Routes that passed through Connecticut became U.S. Routes. At this time, the adjacent states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island abandoned the New England highway numbering system but Connecticut still used it for several more years. This led to a situation where U.S. Routes were co-signed with New England Routes (in particular U.S. Route 5/New England Route 2 and U.S. Route 6/New England Route 3).

In 1932, the Highway Department decided to abandon the New England numbering system as well by completely reorganizing the state highway system. The renumbering completely altered the previously existing state highway numbers. In addition, not only were the highways renumbered, some old state highways were combined, some were split, some were deleted, and some new ones were also created.

Highways in 1932[edit]

The table below lists the highways that were created in the 1932 renumbering, indicating which old state highways they were created from, and their current status:

1932 Route Pre-1932 State Highway number(s) Current designation Notes
2 NE-17 east of Hartford Route 2 Hartford to Norwich upgraded to expressway. Portions of old surface alignment are now unsigned state roads.
4 SH 123 (Cornwall-Canton), SH 138 (Canton-Farmington) Route 4
8 NE-8 Route 110, Route 8 Upgraded to expressway with a different alignment south of Shelton. Portions of old surface alignment are now unsigned state roads.
9 NE-10 south of Granby Route 154, Route 99, Route 189 Upgraded to expressway with a different alignment north of Middletown (see Route 9).
10 SH 118 (New Haven-Milldale), NE-3 (Milldale-Farmington), SH 116 (Farmington-Granby), NE-10 north of Granby Route 10
12 NE-32 (Groton-Norwich), NE-12 north of Norwich Route 12
14 NE-3 (Woodbury-Milldale), SH 111 (Milldale-Willimantic), SH 141 (Willimantic-Plainfield), SH 103 (Plainfield-RI) Route 64, Route 322, Route 66, Route 14 West of Willimantic was renumbered to US 6A in 1941.
15 SH 114 (New Haven-Durham), SH 112 (Durham-Middletown), SH 104 (Portland-Glastonbury), NE-17 (Glastonbury-East Hartford), SH 313 (East Hartford-Talcotville), SH 107 (Talcotville-Rockville), SH 166 (Rockville-Stafford Springs), SH 105 (Stafford Springs-MA) Route 17, Route 30, Route 190
19 Original alignment of NE-32 in Stafford Route 19
20 SH 133 (Winsted-Granby), SH 343 (East Granby-Windsor Locks), SH 105 (Enfield-Stafford Springs) Route 20, Route 190
25 SH 122 (Bridgeport-Newtown), SH 156 (Newtown-Brookfield), SH 182 (Brookfield-Bridgewater), SH 125 (Bridgewater-New Milford), SH 128 (New Milford-Torrington) Main Street, Route 25, Route 133, Route 67, U.S. Route 202 Upgraded to expressway between Bridgeport and Trumbull.
29 SH 302 (Darien-NY) Route 124
32 NE-12 (New London-Norwich), NE-32 (Norwich-Stafford Springs), SH 334 (Stafford Springs-MA) Route 32
33 SH 176 (Westport-Wilton), SH 304 (Wilton-Ridgefield), SH 143 (Ridgefield-NY) Route 33, Route 116
34 SH 117 (New Haven-Newtown) Route 34
35 NE-3 (NY line to US 7 near Ridgefield) Route 35
37 SH 136 (Danbury-Sherman), SH 131 (Sherman to US 7) Route 37
39 SH 194 (New Fairfield-Sherman), SH 136 (Sherman-Gaylordsville) Route 39
41 NE-4 (Sharon-MA) Route 41
43 SH 132 (Cornwall-South Canaan) Route 43, Route 63
45 SH 152 (New Preston-Cornwall Bridge) Route 45
47 SH 154 (Woodbury-New Preston) Route 47
49 SH 312 (Torrington-Norfolk) Route 272
53 (Georgetown-Danbury) Route 53
55 (NY line to Gaylordsville) Route 55
57 (Westport-Weston), SH 158 (Weston-Newtown) Route 57, Newtown Turnpike
58 SH 124 (Bridgeport-Danbury) Route 58, Route 302, Route 53
59 SH 306 (Bridgeport-Monroe) Route 59
61 SH 130 (Woodbury-Goshen) Route 61, Route 63
63 SH 120 (Woodbridge-Naugatuck), SH 341 (Naugatuck to NE-3), (NE-3 to Watertown), (Watertown-Morris) Route 63
65 SH 316 (Bridgeport-Shelton) Route 8 Original surface alignment is now an unsigned state road.
67 SH 120 (New Haven-Woodbridge), SH 147 (Woodbridge-Southbury), SH 125 (Southbury-Bridgewater) Route 63, Route 67
68 SH 325 (Naugatuck-Cheshire) Route 68
69 SH 348 (Bethany-Waterbury) Route 69 Extended by 1938 along old Route 119/SH 172 (Waterbury-Bristol).
70 SH 323 (Waterbury-Cheshire), SH 325 (Cheshire-Meriden) East Main Street, Route 70
71 SH 113 (New Britain-Hartford) Route 71, Route 173, New Britain Avenue West Hartford-Hartford became US 6A in 1934.
72 SH 346 (Middletown-Cromwell), SH 319 (Cromwell-Berlin), SH 162 (Berlin-New Britain), SH 113 (New Britain-Plainville) Route 3, Route 372
73 SH 339 (Waterbury-Watertown) Route 73
74 SH 107 (Rockville-Ashford) Route 74
75 SH 362 (Windsor-Suffield), SH 110 (Suffield-MA line) Route 75
77 SH 112 (Durham-Guilford) Route 77
79 SH 190 (Durham-Madison) Route 79
80 SH 135 (New Haven-North Branford), SH 140 (North Branford-North Guilford), (North Guilford-Killingworth), SH 175 (Killingworth-Deep River) Route 80
81 SH 106 (Clinton-Higganum) Route 81

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