Connecticut Route 68

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Route 68 marker

Route 68
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 22.09 mi[1] (35.55 km)
Existed: 1932 (extended 1967) – present
Major junctions
West end: Route 63 in Naugatuck
  Route 8 in Naugatuck
I‑91 in Wallingford
East end: Route 17 in Durham
Highway system
Route 67 Route 69

Route 68 is an east–west state highway in the U.S. state of Connecticut connecting the towns of Durham and Naugatuck.

Route description[edit]

Route 68 begins at Route 17 in Durham and winds its way through Wallingford, Cheshire, and Prospect ending at Route 63 in Naugatuck. Most of Route 68 is a two lane surface road with the exception of a 2.3-mile (3.7 km) section in Wallingford which is a four-lane undivided, partially access controlled road. This limited access section begins at the interchange with I-91 and ends at the grade-separated junction with U.S. Route 5. Route 68 overlaps with Route 70 in Cheshire, with both briefly overlapping Route 10 (forming a 3-way concurrency). Routes 68 and 70 continue and finally split with Route 68 heading for Prospect and Naugatuck, and Route 70 for Waterbury.[1]

History[edit]

The road connecting Naugatuck and Cheshire was designated in 1922 as State Highway 325. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, former Highway 325 was renumbered to Route 68. The route was later extended east to Durham in 1966 along former SR 607 (Wallingford to Durham) and SR 730 (Cheshire to Wallingford) via an overlap with Route 70. In 1973 and 1974, parts of Route 68 were rerouted in Wallingford.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
New Haven Naugatuck 0.00 0.00 Route 63 – Bethany, Middlebury
0.61 0.98 SR 723 To Route 8 – Waterbury, Seymour
Prospect 4.28 6.89 Route 69 – Waterbury, Bethany
Cheshire 7.67 12.34 Route 70 west – Waterbury West end of CT 70 overlap
9.36–
9.51
15.06–
15.30
Route 10 – Southington, Hamden
10.76 17.32 Route 70 east – Meriden East end of CT 70 overlap
Wallingford 14.00 22.53 Route 150 – Yalesville, Wallingford
14.59 23.48 US 5 – Meriden, North Haven Grade-separated
16.80 27.04 I‑91 – New Haven, Meriden
Middlesex Durham 19.51 31.40 Route 157 north – Middlefield
22.09 35.55 Route 17 – Middletown, Northford
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing