Connecticut Route 31

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Route 31 marker

Route 31
Map of Tolland County in northern Connecticut with Route 31 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 14.34 mi[1] (23.08 km)
Existed: 1942 (extended 1963) – present
Major junctions
West end: Route 74 in Vernon
  I‑84 in Vernon
East end: Route 32 in Mansfield
Location
Counties: Tolland
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 30 Route 32

Route 31 is an east–west state highway in Connecticut running for 14.34 miles (23.08 km) from Route 74 in Vernon to Route 32 in Mansfield.

Route description[edit]

Route 31 begins at an intersection with Route 74 in Vernon and heads southeast, intersecting Route 30 and I-84 before crossing into Tolland.[1]

In Tolland, Route 31 continues southeast before turning south briefly before crossing into Coventry. In Coventry, Route 31 continues south to a concurrency with US 44. The two highways run together for slightly more than one mile (1.6 km) before Route 31 heads southeast, crossing Route 275 before continuing into Mansfield.

In Mansfield, Route 31 continues southeast before ending at an intersection with Route 32.

History[edit]

The southern part of Route 31 was commissioned as part of the original alignment of US 6 in 1926. In approximately 1938, US 6 was rerouted and the old route was designated US 6A.

In 1942, US 6 was rerouted again and the old US 6A was commissioned as Route 31. In 1963, Route 31 was extended northward to its current route.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Tolland County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Vernon 0.00 0.00 Route 74 – Rockville, Tolland
0.79 1.27 Route 30 – Tolland, Vernon
1.11–
1.20
1.79–
1.93
I‑84 – Tolland, Hartford I-84 Exit 67
Coventry 5.80 9.33 US 44 west – Bolton Western end of US 44 overlap.
6.90 11.10 US 44 east – Mansfield Eastern end of US 44 overlap.
11.10 17.86 Route 275 north – Storrs
Mansfield 14.34 23.08 Route 32 – Mansfield, Willimantic
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

Media related to Connecticut Route 31 at Wikimedia Commons