Interstate 395 (Connecticut–Massachusetts)

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Interstate 395 marker

Interstate 395
Route information
Auxiliary route of [[Interstate 95 |]]
Maintained by ConnDOT, MassDOT
Length: 66.6 mi[1] (107.2 km)
Connecticut: 54.69 mi
Massachusetts: 11.91 mi
Existed: 1958 (as Connecticut Turnpike)
1968 (as Route 52)
1983 (as I-395) – present
Major junctions
South end: I-95 / Route 11 in East Lyme, CT
  Route 2 in Norwich, CT
Conn. Turnpike in Plainfield
US 6 in Killingly, CT
US 44 in Putnam, CT
US 20 in Auburn, MA
North end: I‑90 / Mass Pike in Auburn, MA
Highway system
I-384 CT I-484
I‑391 MA I‑495
Route 49 CT 52 Route 53
Route 49 MA 52 Route 53

Interstate 395 (abbreviated I-395) is a 67-mile-long north–south Interstate Highway that begins at Interstate 95 in East Lyme, Connecticut running northwards through Connecticut's Quiet Corner, and ends at Interstate 90 in Auburn, Massachusetts, where I-395 becomes Interstate 290. The original designation for the portion of Connecticut's I-395 that was north of the Connecticut Turnpike was Route 52. Route 52 was slated to become a southward extension of Interstate 290 before it received the I-395 designation in 1983.[2]

From East Lyme to Plainfield, Connecticut, I-395 is part of the Connecticut Turnpike (the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike). From Plainfield to Thompson, Connecticut, I-395 is named the American Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial Highway.

Route description[edit]

I-395 begins in East Lyme as the Connecticut Turnpike leaves I-95 as I-95 turns more easterly toward New London. It is a relatively rural interstate for most of its length. It passes through Waterford into Montville where it meets Route 2A at Exit 9. Eastbound Route 2A provides access to Mohegan Sun Casino, while westbound Route 2A duplexes with I-395 into Norwich, and ends at Exit 13, where it terminates as it joins its parent route, Route 2. After passing Route 2, I-395 bends to the east, and continues into Lisbon, Griswold, and Plainfield, where it bends more northerly and parallels Route 12 for most of the rest of its length. On the Plainfleld/Killingly town line, the Connecticut Turnpike splits to the east as unsigned SR 695 providing access to US 6 at the Rhode Island state line. I-395 continues north, and meets US 6 in Killingly. After crossing into Putnam, it has an interchange with US 44. It then passes through Thompson before crossing the Massachusetts state line into Webster. [3] After passing through Webster and Oxford, it enters Auburn where it has an interchange with US 20, which provides access to the Route 146 expressway. The I-395 designation for the highway ends as it meets I-90 (the Mass Pike) at Exit 10 (future Exit 90), and becomes I-290 as it heads toward Worcester.

Service plazas[edit]

In Connecticut, there are three Service Plazas (a legacy of the Turnpike) that provide 24-hour gas stations, convenience stores, plus a Subway and Dunkin' Donuts.

  • Montville — MP 8 - Southbound only between exits 6 (former 79) and 9 (former 79A).
  • Plainfield — MP 35 - Northbound and Southbound between exits 32 (former 89) and 35 (former 90).

A State Police station is on the northbound side of the highway in Montville (between exits 6 and 9) in what used to be the Montville Northbound Service Plaza.

Recent history[edit]

In May 2013, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that a project that would begin in spring 2014 would include renumbering exits along I-395 and Route 2A from the then-current sequential numbering system to a distance-based scheme to conform with federal exit numbering standards. During the transition, old exit numbers will be posted atop the new exit numbers through 2017. Still, there will be many exits until 2017 that still need to be changed, so the drive will be a little confusing to people who are not familiar to the highway and the location. [4] As of late September 2015, signs have been replaced and exits renumbered up to Exit 29 (former Exit 88) in Plainfield. As of January 2016, the remaining signs to the north to the Massachusetts border have been replaced.

Exit list[edit]

Exit numbers were changed from sequential to distance-based numbering in Connecticut between July and December 2015. Along with Connecticut Route 2A, these are Connecticut's initial distance-based exit numbers.[5] MassDOT also plans to switch exit numbers on all of its interstates, including I-395, to distance-based numbering in 2016. A contract to change exit numbers was awarded in December 2015.[6]

State County Location[7] mi[7] km Old exit New exit[8] Destinations[8] Notes
Connecticut New London East Lyme 88.48 142.39 I-95 south – New Haven Southern terminus; I-95 North Exit 76
0.00 0.00 (76)† (1) Route 11 north – Colchester, Hartford Proposed interchange
Waterford 2.13 3.43 77 2 Route 85 – Waterford, Chesterfield, Colchester
Montville 5.34 8.59 78 5 Route 32 south (via SR 693) – New London Southbound left exit and northbound entrance
6.33 10.19 79 6 Route 163 – Uncasville, Montville
9.60 15.45 79A 9 Route 2A east – Ledyard, Preston Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 2A
Norwich 11.08 17.83 80 11 Route 82 – Salem, Downtown Norwich
13.71 22.06 81E/W 13 Route 2 / Route 32 – Hartford, Norwich, Lebanon
Route 2A
Northbound signed as exits 13A (east/south) and 13B (west/north); southbound access to Route 2 East/Route 32 South only; northern terminus of concurrency with Route 2A
14.23 22.90 82 14 West Town Street (SR 642) – Yantic, Norwichtown (NB)
To Route 2 west / Route 32 north – Hartford, Colchester, Lebanon (SB)
18.17 29.24 83 18 Route 97 – Taftville, Occum, Baltic
Lisbon 19.53 31.43 83A 19 Route 169 – Lisbon, Taftville Northbound exit and southbound entrance
21.16 34.05 84S/N 21 Route 12 – Jewett City, Griswold, Lisbon, Taftville Signed as exits 21A (south) and 21B (north) southbound
Griswold 22.28 35.86 85 22 Route 164 / Route 138 – Jewett City, Preston, Pachaug, Griswold
24.26 39.04 86 24 Route 201 – Hopeville, Jewett City
Windham Plainfield 28.23 45.43 87 28 Lathrop Road (SR 647) – Plainfield, Hopeville
29.65 47.72 88 29 Route 14A – Plainfield, Sterling Hill, Oneco
32.30 51.98 89 32 Route 14 – Canterbury, Moosup, Sterling
35.50 57.13 90 35 Conn. Turnpike north to US 6 east – Providence, RI Northbound exit and southbound left entrance
Killingly 37.62 60.54 91E/W 37 US 6 – Danielson, East Brooklyn, South Killingly, Hartford, Willimantic Signed as exit 37A (east) and 37B (west) Southbound
38.40 61.80 92 38 Lhomme Street / Westcott Road (SR 607) – South Killingly, Danielson
41.16 66.24 93 41 Route 101 – Dayville, East Killingly, Rogers, Pomfret
42.99 69.19 94 43 Lake Road – Attawaugen, Ballouville
Putnam 45.24 72.81 95 45 Kennedy Drive / Park Road – Putnam
46.09 74.17 96 46 To Route 12 / Heritage Road – Putnam, Putnam Heights
47.05 75.72 97 47 US 44 – Pomfret, Putnam, East Putnam, Woodstock, Providence
Thompson 49.52 79.69 98 49 Route 12 – Grosvenor Dale Northbound left exit and southbound entrance
50.25 80.87 99 50 Route 200 – Thompson, North Grosvenor Dale
53.57 86.21 100 53 Wilsonville Road – East Thompson, Wilsonville
  ConnecticutMassachusetts state line
Massachusetts Worcester Webster 1.006 1.619 1 Route 193 – Webster
2.578 4.149 2 3 Route 16 – Webster, Douglas
4.025 6.478 3 4 Cudworth Road – North Webster, South Oxford
Oxford 6.583 10.594 4 7 Sutton Avenue – Oxford, Sutton Split into exits 7A (east) and 7B (west)
8.989 14.466 5 9 Depot Road – North Oxford
Auburn 11.495 18.499 6A 12A US 20 east to Route 146 – Shrewsbury
11.500 18.507 6B 12B US 20 west – Sturbridge
11.94 19.22 I‑290 east – Worcester Designation change from I-395 to I-290
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

↑Proposed as Exit 76 under the original sequential-numbering system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System: Table 2". FHWA. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  2. ^ "State Ordered To Lift Ban on Tandem Trucks." Hartford Courant, June 14, 1983. The article lists "I-290 (formerly Route 52)" as one of the highways the lifting of the ban applies to.
  3. ^ http://www.ct.gov/dot/LIB/dot/Documents/dpolicy/hwylog/hwylog.pdf
  4. ^ "New Details Emerge for I-395 Exit Renumbering, Montville Patchm May 14, 2013". Montville, Connecticut Patch. Retrieved 5 October 2014.  The project actually started on June 24th, 2015.
  5. ^ 2010 Connecticut Highway Log, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Accessed Dec 31, 2013
  6. ^ "Massachusetts COMMBUYS Bid Solicitation:AP# HSIP-002S(874)X Exit Signage Conversion to Milepost-Based Numbering System along Various Interstates, Routes and the Lowell Connector". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. September 12, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b MassDOT Planning Division. "Massachusetts Route Log Application". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Massachusetts Department of Transportation. "Exit Numbers and Names: Route I-395 (Webster to Auburn)". Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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