U.S. Route 1 in Connecticut

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 1 in Connecticut. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 1.

U.S. Route 1 marker

U.S. Route 1
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 117.37 mi[1] (188.89 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
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
Location
Counties: Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London
Highway system
I-691 Route 2

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 It has been replaced by Interstate 95 as a through route, which it closely parallels, and now primarily serves as a local business route.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.

Route description[edit]

The Mystic River Bascule Bridge carrying US 1 over the Mystic River in Connecticut

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.

History[edit]

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.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
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.)
30.36–
30.87
48.86–
49.68
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.)
69.88 112.46 Hammonasset Connector
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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External links[edit]

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