U.S. Route 202 in Connecticut

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 202 in Connecticut. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 202.

U.S. Route 202 marker

U.S. Route 202
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length: 75.17 mi[1] (120.97 km)
Existed: 1935 (relocated 1974) – present
Major junctions
South end: US 6 / US 202 in Southeast, NY
  I-84 / US 6 / US 7 in Danbury
Route 8 in Torrington
North end: US 202 / Route 10 in Southwick, MA
Location
Counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Hartford
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 201 Route 203

In Connecticut, U.S. Route 202 is usually signed as an east–west route. It enters from the New York state line in Danbury overlapped with U.S. Route 6 and ends at the Massachusetts state line in Granby overlapped with Route 10. US 202 is overlapped with other routes for most of its length.

Route description[edit]

US 202 enters Connecticut in the town of Danbury duplexed with US 6. The duplex joins another duplex, I-84 and US 7 at I-84 Exit 4 to form a 3 mile four-way concurrency. US 7 and 202 split from I-84 and US 6 at Exit 7. They remain duplexed on a freeway for a short stretch before 202 exits the freeway at the first exit (Exit 11) at the Brookfield town line to follow Federal Road, a two-lane road that was an old alignment of US 7. The two roads reunite at the end of the US 7 freeway about 5.3 miles (8.5 km) later just before the New Milford town line. The 2 roads split again in the center of New Milford as US 202 turns east to cross the Housatonic River. It then turns northeast to pass through Washington and Morris (briefly), before entering Litchfield. Route 202 passes through the historic downtown district, where it intersects Route 63 and has a connection with Route 118 which heads toward the western suburbs of Hartford. It then enters Torrington, where it meets the Route 8 expressway at Exit 44. Leaving Torrington, US 202 passes through New Hartford before entering Canton. Just after crossing the Farmington River in western Canton, US 202 starts a duplex with US 44 through Canton and the southwest corner of Simsbury into Avon. In the center of Avon, as US 44 leaves the duplex to the east, US 202 is joined from the east by Route 10, as both turn northward. US 202 (duplexed with Route 10) then reenters Simsbury, and then enters Granby. After a brief triplex with Route 189 in the center of town, the US 202/Route 10 duplex crosses the Massachusetts state line into the town of Southwick. At this point, US 202 officially changes from a signed east-west to a signed north-south route, although signage north of Avon shows both 202 and 10 (the latter correctly so) as signed north-south.

History[edit]

US 202 was designated in 1935. It originally went along its modern alignment, continuing east on Lake Avenue and West Street to downtown Danbury, then went south along modern CT 53 and CT 302 into Newtown (this section was signed as CT 34 from 1932 to 1934.) 202 then overlapped with US 6 into Farmington, with CT 10 joining them to the Massachusetts state line. Modern US 202 in Litchfield County was originally part of CT 25 (New Milford to Torrington) and CT 4 (Torrington to Canton.) The portion between Danbury and New Milford was then just US 7. In 1963, CT 4 was shifted southward with CT 25 extended along modern US 202 to Canton. In 1974, US 202 was moved to its modern alignment. CT 25 was truncated to US 7 in Brookfield and the former alignment between Danbury and Newtown became CT 302 and a northern extension of CT 53.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Fairfield Danbury 0.00 0.00 US 6 / US 202 – Brewster New York state line. Continuation of US 6 overlap
1.10 1.77 SR 824 (New State Road) Access to I-84 exit 2
4.15 6.68 I-84 west / US 7 south – Norwalk, Ridgebury Western terminus of I-84/US 7 overlap
5.61 9.03 Route 39 / Route 53 I-84 exit 5
6.25 10.06 Route 37 I-84 exit 6; southbound junction only
7.43 11.96 I-84 / US 6 east – Bethel, Waterbury Eastern terminus of I-84/US 6 overlap. US 7 SB Exit 10
8.59 13.82 US 7 north – New Milford Northern terminus of US 7 overlap. US 7 Exit 11
Brookfield 9.05 14.56 Federal Road (SR 805)
10.66 17.16 Route 133 north – Bridgewater
11.94 19.22 US 7 – Danbury, New Milford US 7 Exit 12
12.68 20.41 Route 25 south – Hawleyville, Newtown
13.88 22.34 US 7 south – Danbury Southern terminus of US 7 overlap. Northern terminus of US 7 expressway.
Litchfield New Milford 19.30 31.06 US 7 north / Route 67 – Kent Northern terminus of US 7 overlap; Northern terminus of CT 67 and CT 67 overlap
19.80 31.87 Route 67 south – Roxbury Southern terminus of CT 67 overlap
21.59 34.75 Route 109 east – Washington
Washington 27.42 44.13 Route 45 north – Warren
28.69 46.17 Route 47 south – Woodbury
31.29 50.36 Route 341 west – Warren, Kent
31.96 51.43 SSR 479 (Old Route 25)
Litchfield 35.14 56.55 Route 209 south – Morris
38.53 62.01 Route 63 – Goshen, Morris
38.62 62.15 Route 118 east – Harwinton
Torrington 44.15 71.05 SR 800 (Main Street/South Main Street)
44.70 71.94 Route 8 – Winsted, Waterbury Access via Columbus Road (SR 836) and Christopher Road (SR 837)
44.85 72.18 Route 4 west – Goshen Western terminus of CT 4 overlap
44.97 72.37 Route 4 east – Harwinton, Burlington Eastern terminus of CT 4 overlap
46.70 75.16 Route 183 – Harwinton, Winsted
New Hartford 50.19 80.77 Route 219 north – Barkhamsted
Hartford Canton 55.57 89.43 Route 179 – North Canton, Collinsville
55.73 89.69 US 44 west – Winsted Western terminus of US 44 overlap
57.84 93.08 Route 177 south – Unionville
Simsbury 59.06 95.05 Route 167 – Simsbury, Unionville
Avon 61.05 98.25 US 44 east / Route 10 south – West Hartford, Farmington Eastern terminus of US 44 overlap. Western terminus of CT 10 overlap
Simsbury 63.98 102.97 Route 185 east – Bloomfield
66.64 107.25 Route 167 south to Route 309 – West Simsbury
67.60 108.79 Route 315 east – Tariffville
Granby 71.73 115.44 Route 189 south – Bloomfield Southern terminus of CT 189 overlap
71.81 115.57 Route 20 / Route 189 north – North Granby, East Granby Northern terminus of CT 189 overlap
75.17 120.97 US 202 / Route 10 – Westfield, Holyoke, Northampton Massachusetts state line. US 202 changes from signed East-West to signed North-South at border.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special Designations[edit]

In 2010, the Connecticut Department of Transportation designated the 3.8-mile (6.1 km) segment of US 202 between the junction with Route 45 and Rabbit Hill Road in New Preston a state scenic road.[citation needed]

References[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Connecticut Department of Transportation, "Highway Log" (PDF).  (1.80 MiB) as of December 31, 2006
  2. ^ "US 202 History". Kurumi. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 


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