Connecticut Route 185
|Maintained by ConnDOT|
|Length:||6.36 mi (10.24 km)|
|Existed:||1932 – present|
|West end:||US 202 / Route 10 in Simsbury|
|East end:||Route 189 in West Hartford|
Route 185 begins as Hartford Road at an intersection with US 202 and Route 10 in the Weatogue section of Simsbury. The road heads east across the Farmington River and turns southeast, passing by Talcott Mountain State Park then heading into the town of Bloomfield, where it becomes Simsbury Road. In Bloomfield, it continues generally southeast across the southwestern part of town into West Hartford. At the Bloomfield-West Hartford line, the road becomes four lanes wide as it intersects with Route 218. The road runs for another 1.7 miles (2.7 km) in West Hartford as it continues southeast to end at an intersection with Route 189.
In the 1920s, the Weatogue-Hartford route was a primary state highway known as Highway 115. It ran along modern Route 185 to Route 218 then used modern Route 218 to connect to modern US 44. Route 185 was established in 1932, running north–south from US 44 in West Hartford to the current western terminus. In 1935, Route 218 was established and took over the portion of modern Route 185 (former SR 920) east of modern Route 218. In 1963, the ends of Routes 185 and 218 were swapped resulting in the present configuration: the section south of the 185/218 junction was transferred to Route 218, and the section east of the junction was transferred to Route 185.
The entire route is in Hartford County.
|Simsbury||0.00||0.00||US 202 / Route 10 – Avon, Granby|
|Bloomfield||2.75||4.43||Route 178 east – Bloomfield|
|4.70||7.56||Route 218 – Bloomfield, Windsor, West Hartford|
|West Hartford||6.36||10.24||Route 189 – Hartford, Bloomfield|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi