Connecticut Route 10

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Route 10 marker

Route 10
Map of Connecticut with CT 10 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 54.28 mi[1] (87.36 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑95 in New Haven
  I‑691 in Cheshire
I‑84 in Southington
North end: Route 10 at Granby
Highway system
Route 9A Route 11

Connecticut Route 10 is a state highway that runs between New Haven and the state line near Granby.

Route description[edit]

Route 10 begins at Interstate 95 (I-95) as Ella T. Grasso Boulevard in the city of New Haven. It then passes by Southern Connecticut State University before entering the town of Hamden along Dixwell Avenue. Route 10 continues north through the towns of Cheshire, Southington, Plainville, Farmington, Avon (where a lengthy concurrency with US 202 begins), and Simsbury. The Southington section of Route 10 was dedicated on Aug. 6, 1960 (and rededicated on Oct. 6, 2007) as the Louis G. Tolles Memorial Highway in honor of the late Southington native and leader of the Connecticut State Grange (1885–1956).

History[edit]

Route 10 originally followed a different route south of Granby, Connecticut, starting in the town of Old Saybrook[2] instead of at its current New Haven terminus. It moved to its current alignment along the Connecticut section of the College Highway in 1932, with the former alignment becoming the original Route 9. The original routing is now Routes 154, 99, and 189. During the 1960s Connecticut planned on building an expressway along the Route 10 corridor, but the only part of this plan actually constructed was Route 40 in the Mount Carmel area of Hamden, as well as several exit ramps connecting Route 10 to I-84 southwest of Hartford.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
New Haven New Haven 0.1 0.2 I‑95 / Conn. Tpk. – Bridgeport, New London
1.3 2.1 US 1 – West Haven, East Haven
1.9 3.1 Route 34 east – Downtown New Haven Eastern end of CT 34 overlap
2.2 3.5 Route 34 west – Orange Western end of CT 34 overlap
3.4 5.5 Route 63 north – Woodbridge
Hamden 7.0 11.3 Route 15 – Wallingford, Orange
10.1 16.3 Route 40 east – North Haven
10.3 16.6 Route 22 east – North Haven
Cheshire 15.8 25.4 Route 42 west – Bethany
16.9–
17.1
27.2–
27.5
Route 68 / Route 70 – Meriden, Wallingford, Prospect
21.0 33.8 I‑691 – Waterbury, Meriden I-691 Exit 3
Hartford Southington 21.5 34.6 Route 322 – Marion, Cheshire Grade separated
24.2 38.9 Route 120 south – Cheshire
26.7 43.0 I‑84 – Waterbury, Hartford I-84 exit 32
Plainville 28.1 45.2 Route 177 north – Farmington
29.8 48.0 Route 372 to Route 72 – New Britain, Bristol
Farmington 32.2 51.8 US 6 – West Hartford, Bristol One-way eastbound connector
33.8 54.4 Route 4 – West Hartford, Unionville
Avon 35.10 56.49 US 44 east – West Hartford Begin US 44 overlap
39.4–
40.2
63.4–
64.7
US 44 west / US 202 north – Simsbury, Canton End US 44 overlap; begin US 202 overlap
Simsbury 43.0 69.2 Route 185 east – Bloomfield
44.8 72.1 Route 167 south / Route 309 west – Canton
46.8 75.3 Route 315 north – Tariffville
Granby 50.8 81.8 Route 189 south – Tariffville Begin Route 189 overlap; Old Route 10 continues south on Route 189
50.9 81.9 Route 20 / Route 189 north – North Granby, Hartland, Windsor End Route 189 overlap
54.3 87.4 Route 10 north State line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connecticut State Numbered Routes and Roads as of December 31, 2004 (PDF)
  2. ^ Oglesby, Scott (2004-09-04). "Connecticut New England Interstates: NE 10". Connecticut Roads. kurumi.com. Retrieved 2006-07-10. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Connecticut Route 10 at Wikimedia Commons

Route map: Google / Bing