Connecticut Route 162

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Route 162
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 10.34 mi[1] (16.64 km)
Existed: 1932 (extended in 1966) – present
Major junctions
West end: US 1 in Milford
  I‑95 / Conn. Turnpike in West Haven
East end: US 1 in Orange
Highway system
Route 161 Route 163

Route 162 is a state highway in southern Connecticut running for 10.34 miles (16.64 km) from Milford to the West HavenOrange town line. Because it is located along the Atlantic coast it serves as a more scenic alternate route to US 1, where it both begins and ends.

Route description[edit]

Westbound Route 162 at the historic Milford Green.

The western terminus of Route 162 is in Milford, where its name is South Broad Street, and from which it tracks east. After passing through downtown Milford, the name changes to New Haven Avenue. Just northeast of the West Haven town line, it becomes Jones Hill Road. A little over two miles (3 km) farther to the northeast, it becomes Platt Avenue. Less than a mile farther, it becomes Main Street for just 1,000 feet (300 m). Following Main Street northeast, a driver would then have to turn left onto Wagner Place in order to remain on Route 162. Wagner Place becomes Sawmill Road, which curves left and backtracks to the southwest. After about 1-mile (1.6 km), a driver would encounter a curve right, at which point the name changes again to Bull Hill Lane. Bull Hill Lane continues to the northwest until ending at US 1 after less than a mile.[1]

History[edit]

Route 162 was created in the 1932 state highway renumbering as a five-mile (8 km) road from Route 1 near the Orange-West Haven line to the junction between Jones Hill Road and Ocean Avenue near the Milford-West Haven line. The portion in Milford was originally numbered as part of Route 122. This segment was removed from Route 122 and reassigned to an extended Route 162 in 1966.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in New Haven County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Milford 0.00 0.00 US 1 (Bridgeport Ave./Boston Post Rd.) – Stratford, Orange
0.77 1.24 SR 737 (South Broad Street/Seaside Avenue) To Silver Sands State Park
1.92 3.09 SR 736 (Buckingham Avenue)
4.49 7.23 SR 736 (Merwin Avenue)
West Haven 5.32 8.56 SR 705 (Ocean Avenue) Junction is at a roundabout
7.42 11.94 SR 705 (Platt Avenue)
8.97 14.44 I‑95 / Conn. Turnpike – New Haven, Bridgeport I-95 Exit 42
Orange 10.34 16.64 US 1 (Boston Post Rd.) – Milford, New Haven
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing