Connecticut Route 153
Map of Middlesex County in southern Connecticut with Route 153 highlighted in red
|Maintained by ConnDOT|
|Length:||5.27 mi (8.48 km)|
|Existed:||1932 – present|
|South end:||US 1 in Westbrook|
| I-95 / Conn. Turnpike in Westbrook
Route 9 in Essex
|North end:||Route 154 in Essex|
Route 153 begins as Essex Road in downtown Westbrook, at an intersection with US 1. It heads north, passing by the Westbrook railroad station and the access road to the Tanger Outlet Mall, before intersecting with I-95 at Exit 65 about half a mile north of US 1. Route 153 continues northeast through the eastern part of the town of Westbrook for another 3.5 miles (5.6 km) before entering the town of Essex. In Essex, the road becomes Westbrook Road, traveling through southwestern Essex for about 1.3 miles (2.1 km), at which point the road splits into two. Route 153 continues northeast towards Essex Village along Plains Road; Westbrook Road continues north as an unsigned state highway (designated as State Road 604) towards the village of Centerbrook. Route 153 intersects with Route 9 (at Exit 3) about 0.9 miles (1.4 km) beyond the split and soon ends at an intersection with Route 154 just each of the interchange.
The Westbrook to Centerbrook route was designated as a secondary state highway in the 1920s and was known as Highway 332. Route 153 was established as a renumbering of old Highway 332 in the 1932 state highway renumbering. When first created, the northern end of Route 153 ran along Westbrook Road like the old highway. In 1966, the northern end was rerouted to its current location to accommodate an interchange with the Route 9 freeway.
The entire route is in Middlesex County.
|Westbrook||0.00||0.00||US 1 – Clinton, Old Saybrook|
|0.51||0.82||I-95 / Conn. Turnpike – New London, New Haven||Exit 65 (I-95)|
|0.88||1.42||Route 166 east – Old Saybrook|
|Essex||4.33||6.97||SSR 604 (Westbrook Road)|
|5.23||8.42||Route 9 – Old Saybrook, Middletown||Exit 3 (Route 9)|
|5.27||8.48||Route 154 – Centerbrook, Old Saybrook|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi