Connecticut Route 57

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Route 57 marker

Route 57
Map of Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut with Route 57 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 9.51 mi[1] (15.30 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 33 in Westport
  Route 15 / Merritt Parkway in Westport
North end: US 7 / Route 107 in Wilton
Location
Counties: Fairfield
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 55 Route 58

Route 57 is a secondary state highway in western Connecticut serving as the "Main Street" of and connecting the towns of Westport and Weston. The road continues north through Redding to end at US 7 just after crossing into Wilton.

Route description[edit]

Route 57 begins as Kings Highway North at the west bank of the Saugatuck River at an intersection with Route 33 north of downtown Westport. After crossing the river, it turns north onto Canal Street then onto Main Street. Route 57 overlaps Route 136 for 0.3 mi (0.48 km) between Compo Road North and Weston Road. Route 57 then turns onto Weston Road as it intersects with the Merritt Parkway at an interchange (Exit 42). Continuing north, Route 57 crosses over the Aspetuck River and Saugatuck River before crossing into the town of Weston. Route 57 continues through Weston center, where it briefly overlaps Route 53. Past Weston center, the road becomes Georgetown Road and proceeds for another four miles (6 km) through Weston until it reaches Route 107 just across the town line in Redding. Route 57 then turns west along Route 107 (Redding Road and School Street), overlapping it for 0.3 mi (0.48 km) into the Georgetown section of the town of Wilton. Routes 57 and 107 end concurrently at US 7 in Georgetown.[1]

History[edit]

Route 57 was commissioned in 1932 running from Westport center to Weston center, then along the old Newtown Turnpike to Newtown. The portion of the original route north of Weston center ran from the current northern intersection with Route 53 across Route 58 in Redding to an intersection the old US 202, now Route 302, in Newtown. In 1935, Route 57 was truncated to the intersection of the Newtown Turnpike at Route 58. In 1954, the northern part of Route 57 was relocated to its current route along Georgetown Road towards Georgetown (former alignment of Route 53). The Newtown Turnpike portion of former Route 57 became unsigned SR 725, which was assigned in 1963 to a new alignment of Route 53.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Fairfield County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Westport 0.00 0.00 Route 33 (Wilton Road)
0.09–
0.12
0.14–
0.19
Bridge over the Saugatuck River
0.91 1.46 Route 136 south (Compo Road) – Westport, Saugatuck, Sherwood Island Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 136CT 136 overlap
1.21 1.95 Route 136 north (Easton Road) Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 136
1.40 2.25 Route 15 / Merritt Parkway – New Haven, New York City Exit 42 on Route 15
Weston 4.31 6.94 Route 53 south (Norfield Road) – New Canaan, Wilton Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 53
5.13 8.26 Route 53 north (Newtown Turnpike) – Redding Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 53
Redding 9.16 14.74 Route 107 north (Redding Road) – West Redding, Redding Center, Bethel Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 107
Wilton 9.51 15.30 US 7 (Danbury Road) / Route 107 – Wilton, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Danbury Northern terminus of Routes 57 and 107
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

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