Connecticut Route 67

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Route 67 marker

Route 67
Map of western Connecticut with Route 67 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 31.00 mi[1] (49.89 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
West/North end: US 7 / US 202 in New Milford
 
East/South end: Route 63 in Woodbridge
Location
Counties: Litchfield, New Haven
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 66 Route 68

Route 67 is a secondary state highway in the U.S. state of Connecticut, from the town of New Milford in the Greater Danbury area to the town of Woodbridge in the outskirts of New Haven. The route runs for 31.00 miles (49.89 km). It generally follows a northwest-southeast path, and is signed north-south.

Route description[edit]

Route 67 is mostly a two-lane surface road, with a divided four-lane section in Southbury. It begins in New Milford as a 0.5 mile concurrency with US 202 as the latter leaves a concurrency with US 7. After crossing the Housatonic River into the center of town, Route 67 breaks away to the southeast. In Bridgewater, it meets the northern end of Route 133. In Roxbury, it meets the southern end of Route 199 and the western end of Route 317. It then clips a corner of Woodbury before passing into New Haven County and the town of Southbury, where it passes the northern end of Route 172 before joining US 6 for a 4 lane divided 1.6 mile concurrency leading to a junction with I-84 at Exit 15. Here, US 6 joins I-84 West and Route 67 continues to the southeast becoming a 2-lane road once again. After intersecting Route 188, it enters Oxford, where it has a junction with the west end of Route 42. In Seymour, it passes the western end of Route 313 before crossing the Naugatuck River. On the east shore of the river, it meets the Route 8 expressway at Exits 21 & 22. It then passes the northern end of Route 115 before heading into Woodbridge, where Route 67 ends at Route 63. [2]

Rapid development on Route 67 between Route 8 and I-84 may require the eventual upgrading of this section to a four-lane arterial highway.[1][3] A 3.77-mile (6.07 km) section in the town of Roxbury, from the Bridgewater-Roxbury town line to 0.30 miles (0.48 km) east of Route 317, is a designated state scenic road.[4]

History[edit]

In the 19th century, part of Route 67 was a toll road known as the Oxford Turnpike that connected the towns of Seymour and Southbury via Oxford.[5] The Oxford Turnpike was chartered in May 1795 and was one of the two earliest private toll roads in Connecticut. In 1922, the road from Woodbridge to Southbury (the old Oxford Turnpike) was designated as State Highway 147 and the road from Southbury to New Milford (via Roxbury and Bridgewater) was designated as State Highway 125. Route 67 was established in the 1932 state highway renumbering from Bridgewater (beginning at modern Route 133, which was then part of an old alignment of Route 25) to New Haven (continuing past Woodbridge along current Route 63). When Route 25 was realigned in the mid-1940s, Route 67 took over the old Route 25 alignment to New Milford. In 1959, Route 67 was relocated to a new road (New Milford Road East) bypassing Bridgewater center, with the former alignment (Clapboard Road) becoming Route 67A. Route 67A was decommissioned, becoming unsigned SR 867, in 1964. Route 67 was truncated to its current eastern/southern end at Route 63 in Woodbridge by 1964.[3]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Litchfield New Milford 0.00 0.00 US 7 / US 202 west – Kent, Brookfield Western terminus of US 202 overlap
0.50 0.80 US 202 east – Litchfield Eastern terminus of US 202 overlap
Bridgewater 3.58 5.76 Route 133 south – Bridgewater Center, Brookfield
Roxbury 7.78 12.52 Route 199 north – Washington
8.69 13.99 Route 317 east – Woodbury
New Haven Southbury 13.37 21.52 Route 172 south – South Britain
15.38 24.75 US 6 east – Woodbury Eastern terminus of US 6 overlap
16.95 27.28 I-84 east – Waterbury Exit 15 (I-84)
I-84 / US 6 west – Newtown, Danbury Western terminus of US 6 overlap
19.64–
19.79
31.61–
31.85
Route 188 – Middlebury, Quaker Farms
Oxford 23.12 37.21 Route 42 east – Beacon Falls
Seymour 26.53 42.70 Route 313 east – Woodbridge
26.65 42.89 Route 8 – Bridgeport, Waterbury Exit 22 (Route 8); southbound exit
26.76 43.07 Route 115 south – Ansonia, Derby
Woodbridge 31.00 49.89 Route 63 – Bethany, New Haven
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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