Connecticut Route 337

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Route 337 marker

Route 337
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 4.91 mi[1] (7.90 km)
Existed: 1987 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 1 in New Haven
East end: Route 142 in East Haven
Highway system
Route 334 Route 341

Route 337 is a state highway in southern Connecticut running for 4.91 miles (7.90 km) from US 1 in New Haven to Route 142 in East Haven. The road serves Tweed-New Haven Airport, and is also the main thoroughfare for the East Shore neighborhood of New Haven and the village of Momauguin in East Haven.

Route description[edit]

Route 337 begins as Townsend Avenue at an intersection with US 1 in the Annex section of New Haven. It immediately crosses over I-95 without an interchange and heads south towarda the Morris Cove neighborhood, passing near Tweed-New Haven Airport and providing access to Lighthouse Point Park. After crossing Morris Creek into the Momauguin section of the town of East Haven, it becomes South End Road then turns east along Silver Sands Road after 0.2 miles (0.32 km). Route 337 continues through the Momauguin area and then turns north along Coe Avenue for another 0.4 miles (0.64 km) to end at an intersection with Route 142 south of the town center.[1]

History[edit]

The road serving Morris Cove and the Annex neighborhoods of New Haven were town-maintained until the beginning of 1963, where the changes mandated by the 1962 Route Reclassification Act took place. One of the changes implemented was the extension of Route 142, which served the Short Beach section of Branford, along modern Route 337 to the beach communities of Momauguin and Morris Cove. In 1969, Route 142 was truncated to its original western terminus and the former alignmenr was redesignated as SR 704. In 1987, SR 704 was redesignated as Route 337. In 1997, the eastern end was reconfigured to use Coe Avenue instead of continuing on Silver Sands Road.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in New Haven County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
New Haven 0.00 0.00 US 1 – West Haven, Branford
East Haven 4.91 7.90 Route 142 – Short Beach, East Haven
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing