U.S. Route 1 in Connecticut
|Maintained by ConnDOT|
|Length:||117.37 mi (188.89 km)|
|Existed:||1926 – present|
|South end:||US 1 in Port Chester, NY|
| US 7 in Norwalk
Route 8 in Bridgeport
Route 34 in New Haven
Route 9 in Old Saybrook
Route 32 in New London
|North end:||US 1 in Westerly, RI|
|Counties:||Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London|
In the U.S. state of Connecticut, U.S. Route 1 is a major east–west state highway along Long Island Sound. It has been replaced by Interstate 95 as a through route, which it closely parallels, and now primarily serves as a local business route. Despite its east–west orientation, it is part of a north–south route, and so most signs show it as north–south.
US 1 in Connecticut stays close to Interstate 95 throughout the state and has many junctions with it. It goes through the following towns as the roads listed below. From Greenwich to Branford, US 1 is mostly a 4-lane or 6-lane principal arterial road (with some 2-lane sections in dense areas). From Branford to Stonington, US 1 becomes a 2-lane or 4-lane minor arterial road (it is classified as a principal arterial road within Waterford town). One note of interest is that Route 1 in Connecticut has almost a direct east–west route. Because of this, in some places, signs may say Route 1 east or west, and only a short distance away, another sign may say Route 1 north or south. This can make it confusing for those who are not familiar with the area.[original research?] Most of US 1 through Connecticut encompasses its predecessor, the Boston Post Road, and much of it is still locally named Boston Post Road.
|This section requires expansion. (May 2008)|
US 1 generally follows the old Boston Post Road and turnpike roads built to replace it. Specifically, the Greenwich Road, chartered in 1792, was the part in Greenwich, and became part of the longer Connecticut Turnpike (New York to Fairfield) in 1806. The New Haven and Milford Turnpike (1802) continued from Milford to New Haven, and the New London and Lyme Turnpike (1807) connected Old Lyme with New London.
|This section requires expansion. (May 2008)|
|Fairfield||Greenwich||0.0||0.0||US 1 south – Port Chester||Continuation into New York|
|4.83||7.77||I-95 – Stamford, New York City||I-95 Exit 5|
|Stamford||6.94||11.17||Route 137 (Washington Blvd.)|
|8.60||13.84||Route 106 (Courtland Ave.)|
|8.64||13.90||I-95 – Greenwich, Bridgeport||Exit 9: Northbound to Seaside Ave|
|Darien||11.17||17.98||I-95 – Stamford, Bridgeport||I-95 Exit 11: Southbound Entrance from Ledge Rd.|
|11.56||18.60||Route 136 (Tokeneke Rd.)|
|11.66||18.76||Route 124 (Mansfield Ave.)|
|12.52||20.15||I-95 – Stamford, Bridgeport||I-95 Exit 13: Northbound Entrance from Old King Highway North|
|Norwalk||14.24||22.92||I-95 – Stamford, Bridgeport||Exit 14: Northbound Exit to Fairfield Ave.
I-95 Northbound Entrance from Scribner Ave.
|15.74||25.33||US 7 – Norwalk, Danbury||U.S. Route 7 Exit 1|
|16.17||26.02||Route 123 (Main St.)|
|16.54||26.62||Route 53 (East Ave.)|
|Westport||19.23||30.95||Route 33 (Wilton Rd., Riverside Ave.)|
|19.84||31.93||Route 136 (N. Compo Rd., S Compo Rd.)|
|20.81||33.49||Sherwood Island Connector|
|Fairfield||23.31||37.51||I-95 – Stamford, Bridgeport||Exit 19: Northbound exit to Rendell Dr and Southbound to Pease Ave.
-I-95 Southbound Entrance from Center St
|25.51||41.05||Route 135 (N. Benson Rd.)|
|25.81||41.54||Route 130 (Post Rd.)|
|26.33||42.37||I-95 – Stamford, Bridgeport||I-95 Exit 23|
|27.20||43.77||I-95 – Stamford, Bridgeport||Exit 24: Southbound Exit to Chambers St.
I-95 Northbound Entrance from Johnson Dr.
I-95 Southbound Entrance from Stephens Ln.
|28.16||45.32||Route 58 (S. Tunxis Hill Cutoff)|
|Bridgeport||28.69||46.17||Route 59 (Brooklawn Ave.)|
|Route 8 / Route 25 – Bridgeport, Trumbull||CT 8/25 Exit 5|
|31.44||50.60||Route 127 (E. Main St.)|
|Stratford||34.04||54.78||Route 108 (Nichols Ave.)|
|34.20||55.04||Route 113 (Main St.)|
|34.86||56.10||Route 130||Ferry Blvd (CT 130) merges with Barnum Ave (US 1) for a north/south pair of roads.
Northbound Ferry Blvd/Southbound Barnum Ave.
|34.91||56.18||I-95 – New Haven, Bridgeport||Exit 33: Northbound exit only.
I-95 Southbound Entrance only.
|35.08||56.46||Route 110 (E. Main St.)|
|Housatonic River||Washington Bridge|
|New Haven||Milford||36.32||58.45||I-95 – New Haven, Bridgeport||I-95 Exit 34|
|37.33||60.08||Route 162||US 1 splits from Bridgeport Ave to Boston Post Rd. Route 162 starts at the split on Bridgeport Ave.|
|38.93||62.65||Route 15 – Woodbridge, Trumbull||Exit 54: I-95 and US 1 via Milford Parkway.
I-95 not accessible from US 1 and vice versa on Milford Pkwy.
|39.21||63.10||Route 121 (North St.)|
|40.01||64.39||I-95 – New Haven, Bridgeport||Exit 39A: US 1 Southbound and Exit 39B: US 1 Northbound|
|Orange||42.25||67.99||Route 152 (Orange Center Rd.)|
|43.20||69.52||Route 114 (Racebrook Rd.)|
|43.96||70.75||Route 162 (Bull Hill Ln.)|
|West Haven||44.05||70.89||Route 122 (Forest Rd., Campbell Ave.)|
|New Haven||46.64||75.06||Route 10 (Ella Grasso Blvd.)|
|48.25||77.65||Route 34 / I-91 / I-95||via Oak Street Connector|
|Tomlinson Lift Bridge over the Quinnipiac River|
|50.25||80.87||Route 337 (Townsend Ave.)|
|East Haven||51.11||82.25||I-95 – New Haven, New London||I-95 Exit 51|
|51.50||82.88||Route 100||High St/N High St overpasses US 1. Use Forbes Pl and Kimberly Ave to access from northbound.|
|51.79||83.35||Route 142 (Hemmingway Ave.)|
|52.07||83.80||Route 100 (Main St.)|
|Branford||53.85||86.66||Route 142 (Short Beach Rd.)|
|53.96||86.84||I-95 – New Haven, New London||Exit 53 Northbound exit only to US 1 via Branford Connector.
I-95 Southbound only via Branford Connector
|54.06||87.00||Route 146 (Main St.)|
|54.81||88.21||Cedar Street||To I-95 Exit 54|
|56.82||91.44||I-95 – New Haven, New London||I-95 Exit 55|
|57.07||91.85||Route 139 (N. Branford Rd.)|
|Guilford||59.21||95.29||Route 22 (Notch Hill Rd)|
|61.76||99.39||I-95 – New Haven, New London||I-95 Exit 57|
|63.07||101.50||Route 77 (Church St.)|
|64.35||103.56||Route 146 (Boston St.)|
|Madison||67.85||109.19||Route 79 (Durham Rd.)|
|Middlesex||Clinton||71.67||115.34||Route 81 (High St.)|
|72.52||116.71||Route 145 (Old Post Rd./Old Westbrook Rd.)|
|Westbrook||76.25||122.71||Route 153 (Essex Rd.)|
|Old Saybrook||78.19||125.83||Route 166 (Spencer Plain Rd.)|
|79.52||127.98||Route 154 (Old Boston Post Rd.)|
|80.53||129.60||Route 154 (Main St., Middlesex Tpk.)||Route 154 overlap begins and ends.|
|Interstate 95 overlaps from Exit 68 and Exit 70|
|New London||Old Lyme||83.34||134.12||Route 156 (Shore Rd., Neck Rd., Halls Rd.)||Route 156 overlap begins and merge ends.|
|East Lyme||92.46||148.80||Route 161 (Chesterfield Rd., Flanders Rd.)|
|92.97||149.62||I-95 – New Haven, New London||I-95 Exit 75|
|Waterford||97.36||156.69||Route 156 south (Rope Ferry Rd.)|
|New London||98.70||158.84||Route 213 (Ocean Ave.)|
|99.99||160.92||Route 85 (Broad St)|
|100.91||162.40||Route 32||I-95 Exit 84N: Route 32 N and Exit 84S: Route 32 S (Southbound exits only)
Note: No direct junction from US 1/I-95 northbound - use Briggs Street.
|100.97||162.50||I-95 south – New Haven||South end of I-95 overlap at Exit 83|
|Thames River||Gold Star Bridge|
|Groton||102.21||164.49||I-95 north / Route 12 north – Mystic, Stonington, Gales Ferry||North end of I-95 overlap at Exit 85.
Southern terminus of CT 12.
|103.20||166.08||Route 349 (Clarence Sharp Highway)|
|105.55||169.87||Route 117 (Newtown Rd.)|
|108.99||175.40||Route 215 (Groton Long Point Rd., Water St.)|
|Mystic River||Mystic River Bascule Bridge|
|Stonington||109.68||176.51||Route 27 (Denison Ave.)|
|112.48||181.02||US 1A (N. Water St., Elm St)|
|116.78||187.94||Route 234 (Pequot Trail)|
|117.25||188.70||Route 2 (Liberty St.)|
|117.37||188.89||US 1 north – Westerly||Continuation into Rhode Island|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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