Connecticut Route 262

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Route 262 marker

Route 262
Map of western Connecticut with Route 262 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 9.37 mi[1] (15.08 km)
Existed: 1963 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 6 in Watertown
  Route 8 in Watertown
North end: US 6 in Plymouth
Location
Counties: Litchfield, New Haven
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 254 Route 263

Route 262 is a state highway in west central Connecticut running in a "U" pattern from Watertown to Plymouth.

Route description[edit]

Route 262 begins at an intersection with US 6 in Watertown. It heads southeast and east to Route 8, turning north and intersecting Route 8 at Exit 37 before crossing the Naugatuck River into Thomaston. In Thomaston, it continues south along the Naugatuck River to Waterbury. It briefly curves east just south of the Thomaston–Waterbury town line before turning north into Plymouth. In Plymouth, it heads north past the Waterbury Airport and Lake Plymouth before ending at another intersection with US 6.[1]

History[edit]

Route 262 was commissioned in 1963 from South Street (old SR 862, which became a state road in 1959) and its southward continuation along Spruce Brook Road (which became state-maintained in 1962). It originally ran from Waterbury Road (modern SR 848) in Thomaston to US 6 in Plymouth. In 1964, with the opening of the Route 8 freeway from Waterbury to Thomaston, Route 262 was extended south along the former route of Route 8 to Huntingdon Avenue in Waterbury. In 1965, it was truncated back to Spruce Brook Road in Waterbury. In 1975, the Watertown section of Route 262 was added, using former SR 824 (newly constructed road from Buckingham Street to Frost Bridge Road in 1970) and SR 855 (Buckingham Street). In the same year, the section between Lake Plymouth and Tomlinson Road in Plymouth was realigned.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Litchfield Watertown 0.00 0.00 US 6 – Thomaston, Woodbury
2.89 4.65 Route 8 – Waterbury, Torrington CT 8 Exit 37
Plymouth 9.37 15.08 US 6 – Thomaston, Bristol Northern terminus of CT 262
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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