U.S. Route 1 in Connecticut

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the section of U.S. Route 1 in Connecticut. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 1.

U.S. Route 1 marker

U.S. Route 1
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 117.37 mi[1] (188.89 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Port Chester, NY
  US 7 in Norwalk
Route 8 in Bridgeport
Route 34 in New Haven
Route 9 in Old Saybrook
Route 32 in New London
North end: US 1 in Westerly, RI
Location
Counties: Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
I-691 Route 2

In the U.S. state of Connecticut, U.S. Route 1 is a major east–west state highway along Long Island Sound. It has been replaced by Interstate 95 as a through route, which it closely parallels, and now primarily serves as a local business route. Despite its east–west orientation, it is part of a north–south route, and so most signs show it as north–south.

Route description[edit]

The Mystic River Bascule Bridge carrying US 1 over the Mystic River in Connecticut

US 1 in Connecticut stays close to Interstate 95 throughout the state and has many junctions with it. It goes through the following towns as the roads listed below. From Greenwich to Branford, US 1 is mostly a 4-lane or 6-lane principal arterial road (with some 2-lane sections in dense areas). From Branford to Stonington, US 1 becomes a 2-lane or 4-lane minor arterial road (it is classified as a principal arterial road within Waterford town). One note of interest is that Route 1 in Connecticut has almost a direct east–west route. Because of this, in some places, signs may say Route 1 east or west, and only a short distance away, another sign may say Route 1 north or south. This can make it confusing for those who are not familiar with the area.[original research?] Most of US 1 through Connecticut encompasses its predecessor, the Boston Post Road, and in many towns it is still named Boston Post Road.

History[edit]

US 1 generally follows the old Boston Post Road and turnpike roads built to replace it. Specifically, the Greenwich Road, chartered in 1792, was the part in Greenwich, and became part of the longer Connecticut Turnpike (New York to Fairfield) in 1806. The New Haven and Milford Turnpike (1802) continued from Milford to New Haven, and the New London and Lyme Turnpike (1807) connected Old Lyme with New London.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Fairfield Greenwich 0.0 0.0 US 1 south – Port Chester Continuation into New York
4.83 7.77 I-95 – New York City, New Haven I-95 exit 5
Stamford 6.94 11.17 Route 137 (Washington Boulevard)
8.60 13.84 Route 106 (Courtland Avenue) – Glenbrook
8.64 13.90 I-95 – New York City, New Haven I-95 exit 9; northbound via Seaside Avenue
Darien 11.17 17.98 I-95 – New Haven, New York City I-95 exit 11; southbound entrance from Ledge Road
11.56 18.60 Route 136 (Tokeneke Road) – Rowayton, South Norwalk
11.66 18.76 Route 124 (Mansfield Avenue) – New Canaan
12.52 20.15 I-95 – New Haven, New York City I-95 exit 13; northbound entrance from Old Kings Highway North
Norwalk 14.24 22.92 I-95 – New Haven, New York City Exit 14; northbound exit to Fairfield Avenue
I-95 northbound entrance from Scribner Avenue
15.74 25.33 US 7 to I-95 – New York City, Bridgeport US 7 exit 1
16.17 26.02 Route 123 (Main Street)
16.54 26.62 Route 53 (East Avenue) – Weston
Westport 19.23 30.95 Route 33 (Wilton Road / Riverside Avenue) – Saugatuck, Wilton
19.84 31.93 Route 136 (Compo Road)
20.81 33.49 Sherwood Island ConnectorSherwood Island State Park
Fairfield 23.31 37.51 I-95 – New York City, New Haven Exit 19; northbound exit to Rennell Drive and southbound to Pease Avenue
-I-95 southbound entrance from Center Street
25.51 41.05 Route 135 (North Benson Road)
25.81 41.54 Route 130 (Post Road)
26.33 42.37 I-95 – New York City, New Haven I-95 exit 23
27.20 43.77 I-95 – New Haven, New York City Exit 24; southbound exit to Chambers Street
I-95 northbound entrance from Johnson Drive
I-95 southbound entrance from Stephens Lane
28.16 45.32 Route 58 (South Tunxis Hill Cutoff)
Bridgeport 28.69 46.17 Route 59 (Brooklawn Avenue)
31.44 50.60 Route 127 (East Main Street)
Stratford 34.04 54.78 Route 108 (Nichols Avenue)
34.20 55.04 Route 113 (Main Street)
34.86 56.10 Route 130 Ferry Boulevard (Route 130) merges with Barnum Avenue (US 1) for a north/south pair of roads.
Northbound Ferry Boulevard / southbound Barnum Avenue
34.91 56.18 I-95 south – New York City Exit 33; northbound exit only
I-95 southbound entrance only
35.08 56.46 Route 110 (East Main Street)
Housatonic River Washington Bridge
New Haven Milford 36.32 58.45 I-95 – New Haven, New York City I-95 exit 34
37.33 60.08 Route 162 US 1 splits from Bridgeport Avenue to Boston Post Road; Route 162 starts at the split on Bridgeport Avenue
38.93 62.65 To Route 15 – N.Y. City, Hartford Exit 54; I-95 and US 1 via Milford Parkway
I-95 not accessible from US 1 and vice versa on Milford Parkway
39.21 63.10 Route 121 (North Street) – Orange, Milford Center
40.01 64.39 I-95 – New Haven, N.Y. City Exit 39A for US 1 southbound and exit 39B for US 1 northbound
Orange 42.25 67.99 Route 152 (Orange Center Road)
43.20 69.52 Route 114 (Racebrook Road)
43.96 70.75 Route 162 (Bull Hill Lane) – West Haven
West Haven 44.05 70.89 Route 122 (Forest Road / Campbell Avenue)
New Haven 46.64 75.06 Route 10 (Ella Grasso Boulevard) to I-95
48.25 77.65 Route 34 to I-91 / I-95 via Oak Street Connector
Tomlinson Lift Bridge over the Quinnipiac River
50.25 80.87 Route 337 (Townsend Avenue)
East Haven 51.11 82.25 I-95 I-95 exit 51
51.50 82.88 Route 100 to I-95 High Stree overpasses US 1; use Forbes Place and Kimberly Avenue to access from northbound; no access from southbound US 1
51.79 83.35 Route 142 (Hemingway Avenue)
52.07 83.80 Route 100 north (Main Street) – East Haven
Branford 53.85 86.66 Route 142 (Short Beach Road) – Short Beach
53.96 86.84 I-95 south – New Haven Exit 53 northbound exit only to US 1 via Branford Connector;
I-95 southbound only via Branford Connector
54.06 87.00 Route 146 (Main Street)
56.82 91.44 I-95 – New Haven, New London I-95 exit 55
57.07 91.85 Route 139 (North Branford Road) – North Branford, Foxon
Guilford 59.21 95.29 Route 22 (Notch Hill Road) – Foxon, North Branford
61.76 99.39 I-95 – New Haven, New London I-95 exit 57
63.07 101.50 Route 77 (Church Street) – Guilford, North Guilford
64.35 103.56 Route 146 (Boston Street) – Guilford Center
Madison 67.85 109.19 Route 79 (Durham Road) – North Madison, Durham
Middlesex Clinton 71.67 115.34 Route 81 (High Street) – Killingworth, Middletown
72.52 116.71 Route 145 (Old Post Road / Old Westbrook Road) – Winthrop
Westbrook 76.25 122.71 Route 153 (Essex Road) to I-95 – Essex, Ivoryton
Old Saybrook 78.19 125.83 Route 166 (Spencer Plain Road) to I-95
79.52 127.98 Route 154 east (Old Boston Post Road) – Shore Points, Cornfield Point, Knollwood Beach
80.53 129.60 Route 154 west (Main Street) – Shore Points, Saybrook Point South end of Route 154 overlap
80.93 130.24 Route 154 east (Middlesex Tpk.) to I-95 south – Essex North end of Route 154 overlap
Interstate 95 overlaps from Exit 68 and Exit 70
New London Old Lyme 83.34 134.12 Route 156 (Shore Road / Neck Road / Halls Road) – Shore Points, Hamburg Route 156 overlap begins and merge ends
East Lyme 92.46 148.80 Route 161 (Chesterfield Road / Flanders Road) – Chesterfield, Niantic
92.97 149.62 I-95 – New Haven, New London I-95 exit 75; I-95 southbound from US 1 southbound only
Waterford 97.36 156.69 Route 156 south (Rope Ferry Road) – Flanders, Niantic
New London 98.70 158.84 Route 213 (Ocean Avenue) – Harkness Memorial State Park
99.99 160.92 Route 85 (Broad Street) – Hartford
100.91 162.40 Route 32 – Norwich I-95 Exit 84N for Route 32 north and exit 84S Route 32 south (southbound exits only)
No direct junction from US 1/I-95 northbound
100.97 162.50 I-95 south – New Haven South end of I-95 overlap at exit 83
Thames River Gold Star Bridge
Groton 102.21 164.49 I-95 north / Route 12 north – Stonington, Providence, Gales Ferry North end of I-95 overlap at exit 85; southern terminus of CT 12
103.20 166.08 Route 349 (Clarence Sharp Highway) to I-95 north – Stonington, Providence
105.55 169.87 Route 117 (Newtown Road) to I-95 – Ledyard
106.45 171.31 Route 215 (Groton Long Point Road) – Groton Long Point
108.99 175.40 Route 215 (Water Street) – Groton Long Point, Noank
Mystic River Mystic River Bascule Bridge
Stonington 109.68 176.51 Route 27 (Denison Avenue) to I-95 – Old Mystic
112.48 181.02 US 1A (North Water Street) – Stonington Borough
113.63 182.87 US 1A (Elm Street) – Stonington Borough
116.78 187.94 Route 234 (Pequot Trail) to I-95
117.25 188.70 Route 2 (Liberty Street) to I-95 – North Stonington, Norwich
117.37 188.89 US 1 north – Westerly Continuation into Rhode Island
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Connecticut Department of Transportation, Highway Log PDF (1.80 MiB) as of December 31, 2010

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing


U.S. Route 1
Previous state:
New York
Connecticut Next state:
Rhode Island