Connecticut Route 82

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Route 82 marker

Route 82
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 28.47 mi[1] (45.82 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
West end: Route 9 in Chester
  Route 11 in Salem
I‑395 in Norwich
East end: Route 2 / Route 32 in Norwich
Highway system
Route 81 Route 83

Route 82 is an east–west state highway in Connecticut running for 28.47 miles (45.82 km) from Route 9 in Chester to Route 2 and 32 in Norwich.

Route description[edit]

Route 82 begins at a trumpet intersection with Route 9 in Chester and heads northeast into Haddam. In Haddam, it continues northeast to an overlap with Route 154, briefly turning northwest until the two routes separate. From the end of the overlap, Route 82 heads east to the East Haddam Bridge over the Connecticut River, entering East Haddam near Goodspeed Opera House. In East Haddam, Route 82 continues east and southeast to Lyme. In Lyme, it curves southeast and then northeast to reenter East Haddam, where it continues generally east to Salem. In Salem, Route 82 continues northeast, meeting the south end of Route 11, and then crossing into Montville. It then continues east through northern Montville, briefly overlapping Route 163, and southern Bozrah, before entering Norwich. In Norwich, it intersects I-395 before ending at a triangular one-way couplet in downtown Norwich, intersecting Routes 2 and 32 over two bridges across the Yantic River.[1]

Special Designations[edit]

Route 82 in East Haddam center

Route 82 is a designated scenic road for the length of the East Haddam Bridge between Haddam and East Haddam.[1]

History[edit]

Modern Route 82 east of Route 85 was built along the alignment of an early toll road known as the Salem and Norwich Turnpike, which was chartered in 1827 to connect its namesake cities. The toll road was extended west to the village of Hadlyme in 1834 by another turnpike corporation, which built the Hadlyme and Salem Turnpike. The road between East Haddam and Norwich, incorporating both turnpike alignments, was designated in 1922 as State Highway 153. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, old Highway 153 was renumbered to Route 82. The only major changes since then are the extension along a new limited access road west of Route 154 to a trumpet intersection with Route 9 in 1971, and a reorganization of the east terminus in Norwich in the late 1980s.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Middlesex Chester 0.00 0.00 Route 9 – Old Saybrook, Middletown CT 9 Exit 7, trumpet interchange
Haddam 2.75 4.43 Route 154 south – Chester Begin Multiplex with CT 154
3.12 5.02 Route 154 north – Higganum End Multiplex with CT 154
Connecticut River 3.45 5.55 East Haddam Bridge
East Haddam 3.99 6.42 Route 149 north – Moodus
5.34 8.59 Route 151 north – Moodus
New London Lyme 9.26 14.90 Route 148 west – Chester
Middlesex East Haddam 12.53 20.17 Route 156 south – Hamburg
New London Salem 16.34 26.30 Route 11 – Colchester, East Lyme Proposed route and interchange
17.56 28.26 Route 85 – Chesterfield, Colchester
20.21 32.52 Route 354 north – Colchester
Montville 21.31 34.30 Route 163 north – Bozrah Begin Multiplex with CT 163
21.43 34.49 Route 163 south – Montville End Multiplex with CT 163
Norwich 26.39 42.47 I‑395 – East Lyme, Plainfield I-395 Exit 80
28.20 45.38 Begin Westside Boulevard one-way couplet
28.29 45.53 Route 32 south – Mohegan Begin multiplex with CT 32
28.47 45.82 Route 2 / Route 32 north – Preston, Franklin, Colchester End multiplex with CT 32
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing