Connecticut Route 2A

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Route 2A marker

Route 2A
Map of New London County in southeastern Connecticut with Route 2A highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 9.91 mi (15.95 km)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-395 / Route 2 / Route 32 / Conn. Turnpike in Norwich
East end: Route 2 in Preston
Location
Counties: New London
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 2 Route 3

Route 2A is a state highway in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is a 9.9-mile (15.9 km) mostly expressway alternate route of Route 2 that bypasses the downtown area of the city of Norwich and serves as the main access road to the Mohegan Sun casino.

Route description[edit]

Route 2A begins at the junction of I-395 and Route 2/Route 32 in Norwich. Route 2A travels along I-395 for 3.7 miles (6.0 km) before separating as its own 2-lane freeway. This independent freeway portion of Route 2A runs for about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) through the towns of Montville and Preston. Route 2A crosses the Thames River on the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge. After the river crossing, Route 2A becomes a surface road for another 2.9 miles (4.7 km) ending at Route 2 in Preston.

History[edit]

When the highway and bridge opened in December 1967, motorists were charged a 15-cent toll. The toll plaza located at the west end of the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge was removed in 1980.[1]

Future[edit]

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced in May 2013 that exit numbers on I-395 and Route 2A would be renumbered from the then-existing sequential-based system to mileage-based numbering; the numbers on I-395 were changed from June to November 2015, the Route 2A numbers by March 2016. The old exit numbers are posted above the "exit tab" for the mile-based numbers; the former exit numbers are scheduled to be removed in 2017 to help motorists adjust to the new exit numbering system during the transition period.

Exit list[edit]

Old (pre-2016) exit numbers are listed in parentheses. The entire route is in New London County.

Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Norwich 0.00–
0.24
0.00–
0.39
13 (81) Route 2 / Route 32 – Norwich, Hartford
I-395 north – Worcester
Northern terminus of I-395 overlap. CT 2A uses I-395 exit numbers
2.44 3.93 11 (80) Route 82 – Downtown Norwich, Salem
Montville 3.90 6.28 9 (79A) I-395 south – New Haven Southern terminus of I-395 overlap
5.30 8.53 5 (1) Route 32 – Norwich, Uncasville
6.39 10.28 6 (2) Mohegan Sun Boulevard Mohegan Sun
Thames River 6.64 10.69 Mohegan-Pequot Bridge
Preston 7.05 11.35 Route 12 south (Military Highway) – Ledyard, Gales Ferry, Groton Southern terminus of CT 12 overlap
7.35 11.83 Route 12 north (Military Highway) Northern terminus of CT 12 overlap
9.11 14.66 Route 117 south (Col. Ledyard Highway) – Ledyard, Old Mystic Southern terminus of CT 117 overlap
9.91 15.95 Route 2 / Route 117 south – Norwich, North Stonington, Westerly RI Northern terminus of CT 117 overlap. Eastern terminus of CT 2A.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

† Current I-395 exit numbers are mileage-based.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

Media related to Connecticut Route 2A at Wikimedia Commons