Connecticut Route 12

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Route 12 marker

Route 12
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 54.46 mi[1] (87.64 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Groton, CT
  I‑95 / Route 184 in Groton, CT
Route 2A in Preston, CT
Route 2 in Norwich, CT
I‑395 in Lisbon, CT
US 6 in Danielson, CT
Route 101 in Dayville, CT
US 44 in Putnam, CT
North end: Route 12 at Dudley, MA
Highway system
Route 11 Route 14

Connecticut Route 12 is a state highway that runs between Groton and the state line in Thompson.

History[edit]

Route 12 was preceded by New England Interstate Route 12. The southern terminus of NE-12 was originally at New London, Connecticut. It travelled along present-day Route 32 (along the west bank of the Thames River) from New London to Norwich, Connecticut. In 1932, when Connecticut decommissioned its New England Routes, Route 12 swapped places with Route 32 south of Norwich. From Norwich to the Massachusetts border, Route 12 still follows its 1920s alignment.

Route description[edit]

Route 12 from Groton to Norwich is a primary route, serving the Naval Submarine Base New London and is known as the U.S. Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway. North of Norwich, Route 12 is a minor road closely paralleling Interstate 395. Route 12 goes through the following towns: Groton, Ledyard, Preston, Norwich, Lisbon, Griswold, Canterbury (0.14 miles only), Plainfield, Killingly, Putnam, and Thompson.

Junction list[edit]

Route 12 in Groton near its southern end
County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
New London Groton 0.0 0.0 US 1 south – Downtown Groton
0.1 0.2 I‑95 – Mystic, New London I-95 Exit 85
0.2 0.3 Route 184 east – Center Groton
Ledyard 6.9 11.1 Route 214 east – Ledyard
Preston 9.1 14.6 Route 2A west – Norwich Western end of CT 2A overlap
9.4 15.1 Route 2A east – Hallville Eastern end of CT 2A overlap
Norwich 12.1 19.5 Route 2 west – Colchester Western end of CT 2 overlap
13.7 22.0 Route 2 east – North Stonington Eastern end of CT 2 overlap
15.2 24.5 Route 97 north – Taftville
Lisbon 19.6 31.5 I‑395 – Norwich, Plainfield I-395 Exits 84 A-B
20.4 32.8 Route 138 west – Baltic Western end of CT 138 overlap
Griswold 20.8 33.5 Route 138 east – Jewett City Eastern end of CT 138 overlap
21.0 33.8 Route 201 east – Hopeville
Windham Plainfield 27.5 44.3 Route 14A – Canterbury, Sterling
30.6 49.2 Route 14 – Moosup, Canterbury
32.1 51.7 Route 205 north – Brooklyn
Killingly 36.2 58.3 US 6 east – South Killingly Eastern end of US 6 overlap
36.5 58.7 US 6 west – Brooklyn Western end of US 6 overlap
39.5 63.6 Route 101 – Dayville, East Killingly
42.0 67.6 Route 21 north – Putnam Heights
Putnam 45.6 73.4 US 44 east – East Putnam Eastern end of US 44 overlap
46.2 74.4 US 44 west – Pomfret Western end of US 44 overlap
Thompson 48.2 77.6 Route 193 north – Thompson
48.9 78.7 I‑395 – Dayville, Worcester I-395 Exit 98, partial interchange
49.9 80.3 Route 200 east – Thompson
52.0 83.7 Route 131 north – Quinebaug
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

External links[edit]

Media related to Connecticut Route 12 at Wikimedia Commons