Connecticut Route 12

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Route 12 marker

Route 12
Map of eastern Connecticut with Route 12 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 54.46 mi[1] (87.64 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Groton
 
North end: Route 12 at Dudley, MA
Location
Counties: New London, Windham
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
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 mi km Destinations Notes
New London Groton 0.0 0.0 US 1 south – Downtown Groton
0.1 0.2 I‑95 – New London, New Haven I-95 Exit 85
0.2 0.3 Route 184 east – Center Groton, Ledyard
Ledyard 6.9 11.1 Route 214 east – Ledyard
Preston 9.1 14.6 Route 2A west to I‑395 – Uncasville 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 – Hartford Western end of CT 2 overlap
13.7 22.0 Route 2 east – Preston City, Westerly RI Eastern end of CT 2 overlap
15.2 24.5 Route 97 north – Taftville
Lisbon 19.6 31.5 I‑395 – Worcester, New Haven I-395 Exits 84 A-B
20.4 32.8 Route 138 west – Newent Western end of CT 138 overlap
Griswold 20.8 33.5 Route 138 east – Pachaug Eastern end of CT 138 overlap
21.0 33.8 Route 201 east – Hopeville Pond State Park
Windham Plainfield 27.5 44.3 Route 14A west – Plainfield, Canterbury
27.9 44.9 Route 14A east to I‑395 – Sterling
30.3 48.8 Route 14 east to I‑395 – Moosup
30.6 49.2 Route 14 west – Canterbury
32.1 51.7 Route 205 north – Wauregan, Brooklyn
Killingly 36.2 58.3 US 6 east to I‑395 Eastern end of US 6 overlap
36.5 58.7 US 6 west – Brooklyn, Willimantic, Hartford Western end of US 6 overlap
39.5 63.6 Route 101 to I‑395 – Dayville, East Killingly
42.0 67.6 Route 21 north – Putnam Heights
Putnam 45.6 73.4 US 44 west – Pomfret Western end of US 44 overlap
46.0 74.0 Route 171 west – Woodstock
46.2 74.4 US 44 east to I‑395 – Providence Eastern end of US 44 overlap
Thompson 48.2 77.6 Route 193 north – Thompson, Worcester
48.9 78.7 I‑395 south – Danielson, Norwich I-395 Exit 98, partial interchange
49.9 80.3 Route 200 east – Thompson
52.0 83.7 Route 131 north – Fabyan, Quinebaug, Southbridge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

Media related to Connecticut Route 12 at Wikimedia Commons