U.S. Route 202 in Connecticut

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 202 in Connecticut. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 202.

U.S. Route 202 marker

U.S. Route 202
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 75.14 mi[1] (120.93 km)
Existed: 1935 (relocated 1974) – present
Major junctions
South end: US 6 / US 202 in Southeast, NY
  I‑84 / US 6 / US 7 in Danbury
Route 8 in Torrington
North end: US 202 / Route 10 in Southwick, MA
Highway system
Route 201 Route 203

In Connecticut, U.S. Route 202 is usually signed as an east–west route. It enters from the New York state line in Danbury overlapped with U.S. Route 6 and ends at the Massachusetts state line in Granby overlapped with Route 10. US 202 is overlapped with other routes for most of its length.

Route description[edit]

U.S. Route 202 enters Connecticut at Danbury with US 6 and climbs up onto I-84 at Exit 4, which had just been joined by the north–south US 7 at the previous interchange, making a four-way concurrency. US 7 and 202 split from I-84 and US 6 at Exit 7. They remain a freeway for a short stretch but then 202 splits off to a two-lane road in Southern Brookfield as it follows Federal Road. The US 7 freeway continues for another 2 miles (3.2 km) before it rejoins US 202 in Northern Brookfield. The now rejoined US 7 and 202 approach New Milford, in bucolic Litchfield County, where they once again split.

US 202 continues through Torrington and on to Cherry Brook, where it then runs concurrently with US 44 for several miles before turning northward at Avon. For the run to the state line, US 202 runs concurrently with Route 10.

History[edit]

US 202 was designated in 1935. It originally went along its modern alignment to downtown Danbury, then went along modern Routes 53 and 302 to Newtown (this section was signed as Route 34 from 1932 to 1934). It then overlapped with US 6 until Route 10 in Farmington, and overlapped with Route 10 to the Massachusetts state line. Modern US 202 in Litchfield County was originally part of Route 25 (New Milford to Torrington) and Route 4 (Torrington to Canton). The portion between Danbury and New Milford was then just US 7. In 1963, Route 4 was relocated southward and Route 25 was extended along modern US 202 to Canton. In 1974, US 202 was relocated to its modern alignment. Route 25 was truncated to US 7 in Brookfield and the former alignment between Danbury and Newtown became Route 302 and a northern extension of Route 53.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Fairfield Danbury 0.00 0.00 US 6 / US 202 New York state line
1.10 1.77 SR 824 (New State Road) Access to I-84 exit 2
4.15 6.68 I‑84 west / US 7 south – Norwalk, Ridgebury Joins I-84/US 7 northbound at exit 4
(5.41) Route 39 / Route 53 I-84 exit 5
(5.84) Route 37 I-84 exit 6; southbound junction only
7.43 11.96 I‑84 / US 6 east – Bethel, Waterbury Leaves I-84/US 6 northbound at exit 7
Brookfield 9.05 14.56 Federal Road (SR 805)
10.66 17.16 Route 133 north – Brookfield, Bridgewater
12.88 20.73 Route 25 south – Hawleyville, Newtown
Litchfield New Milford 19.27 31.01 US 7 north / Route 67 – Kent End overlap with US 7; begin overlap with Route 67
19.77 31.82 Route 67 south – Roxbury End overlap with Route 67
21.56 34.70 Route 109 east – Washington
Washington 27.49 44.24 Route 45 north – Warren
28.67 46.14 Route 47 south – Washington
31.26 50.31 Route 341 north – Warren
31.93 51.39 SSR 479 (Old Route 25)
Litchfield 35.11 56.50 Route 209 south – Lakeside
38.49 61.94 Route 63 – Goshen, Morris
38.59 62.10 Route 118 east – Harwinton
Torrington 44.09 70.96 SR 800 (Main Street/South Main Street)
44.15 71.05 Route 4 west – Goshen Begin overlap with Route 4
44.70 71.94 Route 8 – Winsted, Waterbury Access via Columbus Road (SR 836) and Christopher Road (SR 837)
44.82 72.13 Route 4 east – Harwinton End overlap with Route 4
44.67 71.89 Route 183 – Harwinton, Winsted
New Hartford 50.16 80.72 Route 219 east – New Hartford
Hartford Canton 55.54 89.38 Route 179 – Canton, Collinsville
55.70 89.64 US 44 west – Winsted Begin overlap with US 44
41.07 66.10 Route 177 south – Unionville
Simsbury 42.29 68.06 Route 167 – Simsbury, Unionville
Avon 61.02 98.20 US 44 east / Route 10 south – West Hartford, Farmington End overlap with US 44; begin overlap with Route 10
Simsbury 42.99 69.19 Route 185 east – Bloomfield
44.75 72.02 Route 167 south – Canton
46.81 75.33 Route 315 east – Tariffville
Granby 50.84 81.82 Route 189 south – Tariffville Begin overlap with Route 189
50.93 81.96 Route 20 / Route 189 north – East Granby, East Hartland, North Granby End overlap with Route 189
75.14 120.93 US 202 / Route 10 Massachusetts state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special Designations[edit]

In 2010, the Connecticut Department of Transportation designated the 3.8-mile segment of Route 202 between the Junction with Route 45 and Rabbit Hill Road in New Preston a state scenic road.

References[edit]


U.S. Route 202
Previous state:
New York
Connecticut Next state:
Massachusetts