Connecticut Route 55

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Route 55 marker

Route 55
Map of western Connecticut with Route 55 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 2.64 mi[1] (4.25 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
West end: NY 55 in Dover, NY
  Route 39 in Sherman
East end: US 7 in New Milford
Location
Counties: Fairfield, Litchfield
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 53 Route 57

Route 55 is a state highway in the western part of the U.S. state of Connecticut, running from the New York state line in Sherman to New Milford. It functions as an extension of New York State Route 55 to US 7.

Route description[edit]

Route 55 begins at the New York state line in rural northern Sherman, connecting with New York State Route 55 in the hamlet of Webatuck (ultimately leading to New York State Route 22). It travels eastward for 1.6 miles (2.6 km) then intersects with the northern end of Route 39, which leads to the town center of Sherman. Route 55 continues east for another 0.2 miles (0.32 km), entering New Milford for about 0.1-mile (0.16 km), then briefly crossing back into Sherman for another 0.1-mile (0.16 km), before returning to New Milford. Route 55 becomes Webatuck Road in New Milford, running for another 0.6 miles (0.97 km) until it ends in the Gaylordsville section of New Milford at an intersection with US 7 near the Housatonic River. Within the town of Sherman, Route 55 has no street name and is known simply as "Route 55". Route 55 is a rural collector road and carries average daily traffic volumes of 3,100 between Route 39 and US 7.

History[edit]

In the 1920s, the road between the New York state line (towards the hamlet of Webatuck) and the Gaylordsville section of New Milford was designated as a state highway known as Highway 129. The old state highway was renumbered to modern Route 55 as part of the 1932 state highway renumbering.[2] The number 55 was chosen to match New York State Route 55 across the state line, which was also extended north from its original eastern terminus in Pawling to Wingdale (via an overlap with New York State Route 22) and then east through Webatuck to the Connecticut state line.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Fairfield Sherman 0.00 0.00 NY 55 – Wingdale, Pawling New York state line
1.59 2.56 Route 39 south – New Fairfield
Litchfield New Milford 2.64 4.25 US 7 – Kent, Danbury Eastern terminus of CT 55
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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