Connecticut Route 272

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Route 272 marker

Route 272
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 17.96 mi[1] (28.90 km)
Existed: 1963 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 4 in Torrington
North end: Norfolk Road in New Marlborough, MA
Highway system
Route 263 Route 275

Route 272 is a state highway in northwestern Connecticut running from Torrington to the Massachusetts state line in Norfolk.

Route description[edit]

Route 272 begins at an intersection with Route 4 in West Torrington and heads northwest along the West Branch Naugatuck River and Hall Meadow Brook to Goshen. In Goshen, it continues northwest along Hall Meadow Brook past Hall Meadow State Park and across the northeastern corner of the town to Norfolk. In Norfolk, it heads northwest through South Norfolk, the north past Dennis Hill State Park. It briefly overlaps US 44 in the center of Norfolk, then heads north past Haystack Mountain State Park and finally turns northwest past Campbell Falls State Park at the Massachusetts state line. It continues in Massachusetts as Norfolk Road.[1]

The section of Route 272 in Norfolk is designated a scenic road.[2]

History[edit]

The road between Torrington and Norfolk was originally designated as a secondary state highway in 1922, known as Highway 312. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, old Highway 312 was renumbered to Route 49. On May 1, 1954, Route 72 was extended north from Bristol all the way to Norfolk and incorporated the entirety of Route 49. In 1963, Route 72 was cut back to end at Route 4 in Harwinton (its modern end). The former portion north of Route 4 was renumbered to Route 272. The route has had no significant changes since.[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Litchfield County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Torrington 0.00 0.00 Route 4 – Goshen, Harwinton
Goshen 6.02 9.69 Route 263 east – Winchester
Norfolk 13.41 21.58 US 44 east – Winchester South end of US 44 concurrency
13.75 22.13 US 44 west – Canaan North end of US 44 concurrency
17.96 28.90 Norfolk Road Massachusetts state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing