Connecticut Route 179

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Route 179 marker

Route 179
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 16.50 mi[1] (26.55 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 4 in Burlington
North end: Route 20 in Hartland
Highway system
Route 178 Route 181

Route 179 is a state highway in northern Connecticut, running from Burlington to Hartland.

Route description[edit]

Route 179 begins at an intersection with Route 4 in eastern Burlington and heads north along the Farmington River into Canton. In Canton, it continues north along the Farmington River, then turns northwest along Cherry Brook into central Canton before curving northwest in North Canton and entering Barkhamsted. In Barkhamsted, it heads northwest, then turns north, briefly overlapping Route 219 and continuing into Hartland. In Hartland, it continues north, to end at an intersection with Route 20 in East Hartland.[1]

A section of Route 179 in Canton from the Burlington town line to SR 565 is designated a scenic road.[1]

History[edit]

Route 179 was commissioned in 1932, running from US 44 in New Hartford to Route 20 in Hartland, along a route that is now generally but not completely assigned to Route 219. The original route used modern Route 219 from New Hartford center to the junction with modern Route 179, then Route 179 north to Hartland center. In 1944, Route 179 was relocated to its current route towards Canton Center, ending at its current intersection with US 44. Route 179 was also extended north to the Massachusetts state line at the same time. In 1963, with a realignment of Route 4, the former section of Route 4 from Canton to Burlington was reassigned to Route 179, ending at the current southern terminus. In 1979, the section north of Route 20 was redesignated as SR 819.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hartford Burlington 0.00 0.00 Route 4 – Unionville, Burlington
Canton 3.86 6.21 US 202 – Torrington, Avon
4.01 6.45 US 44 – Winsted, Avon
8.77 14.11 Route 309 east – Simsbury
Litchfield Barkhamsted 12.06 19.41 Route 219 south – New Hartford Southern end of Route 219 overlap
12.12 19.51 Route 219 north – West Granby Northern end of Route 219 overlap
Hartford Hartland 16.50 26.55 Route 20 – Hartland, West Granby
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing