Connecticut Route 115

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Route 115 marker

Route 115
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 5.66 mi[1] (9.11 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 34 in Derby
North end: Route 67 in Seymour
Highway system
Route 114 Route 116

Route 115 is a Connecticut state highway in the Lower Naugatuck River Valley area, running from Route 34 in Derby to Route 67 in Seymour. The road runs along the east bank of the lower Naugatuck River.

Route description[edit]

Route 115 begins as Derby Avenue in Derby, continuing north from Route 34, which turns west to cross the Naugatuck River. It enters the city of Ansonia after 0.8 miles (1.3 km), becoming Main Street. At the Derby-Ansonia line, Route 115 meets the western end of Route 243 (for Woodbridge and New Haven) and its continuation across the Naugatuck River (Division Street), which provides access to shopping areas as well as the Route 8 expressway. Route 115 continues north into Ansonia center, passing by the Ansonia station of the Waterbury Branch of the Metro-North Railroad. It then meets the east end of Route 334 (Maple Avenue) and proceeds north as North Main Street, entering the town of Seymour about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) later. In Seymour, it becomes South Main Street, meeting and briefly overlapping Route 313 (for New Haven) then ending 0.2 miles (0.32 km) later at an intersection with Route 67 near the Seymour railroad station.[1]

The entire length of Route 115 is also designated as Veterans Memorial Highway.[2]

History[edit]

In the 1920s, the route through Derby, Ansonia, and Seymour on the east bank of the Naugatuck River was designated as State Highway 200. The corresponding road on the west side was New England Route 8. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, Highway 200 was renumbered to Route 115, originally running from its current southern end at Route 34 to the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street (both part of the original Route 8). In 1936, Route 8 was relocated to River Street (modern Route 313). The former Route 8 alignment became Route 8A. In 1962, Route 8A was deleted and the Main Street portion was assigned as a northern extension of Route 115.[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in New Haven County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Derby 0.00 0.00 Route 34 – Orange, Newtown
DerbyAnsonia 0.85 1.37 Route 243 – Woodbridge, Derby
Ansonia 1.97 3.17 Route 334 west – Seymour
Seymour 5.30 8.53 Route 313 east – Woodbridge South end of Route 313 overlap
5.37 8.64 Route 313 west – Oxford North end of Route 313 overlap
5.66 9.11 Route 67 – Oxford, Woodbridge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing