Connecticut Route 127

Route 127 is a state highway in southwestern Connecticut, running entirely from Bridgeport to Trumbull. It serves as a minor arterial, connecting all four major limited access highways in the Bridgeport area.

Route 127 marker

Route 127
Map of Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut with Route 127 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length6.80 mi[1] (10.94 km)
Existed1932–present
Major junctions
South end I-95 / Route 130 in Bridgeport
 
North end Route 111 in Trumbull
Location
CountiesFairfield
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 126Route 128

Route descriptionEdit

Route 127 begins at an intersection with Route 130 in southeastern Bridgeport and almost immediately intersects I-95. It then heads north, roughly parallel to the Pequonnock River and Route 8, into Trumbull. It intersects Route 8 just north of the Bridgeport-Trumbull town line and continues north, then turns northwest to intersect Route 15 and Route 25 in rapid succession. It then continues northwest to end at an intersection with Route 111 in Trumbull.[1]

HistoryEdit

White Plains Road was laid out to Pulpit Rock, in present-day Trumbull, in 1705.[2] Route 127 was commissioned in 1932 and originally ran from US 1 to its current northern terminus. At an undetermined time before 1978, the southern terminus was truncated to the Huntington Turnpike (SR 730). It was extended south to US 1 in 1992, then further south to Route 130 in 1995.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Fairfield County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Bridgeport0.000.00  Route 130 (Stratford Avenue)Continues south to a dead end
0.100.16  I-95 south – New York CityExit 28 on I-95 north (Connecticut Turnpike)
1.402.25  US 1 (Boston Avenue)
Town of Trumbull3.155.07    Route 8 north / Route 25 north to Route 15 south – Shelton, Waterbury, Trumbull, DanburyExit 7 on Route 8 south; Exit 6 on Route 25 south
4.206.76   Route 15 north / Merritt Parkway north – New HavenExit 50 on Route 15 south / Merritt Parkway south
4.877.84  Route 25 south – BridgeportExit 7B on Route 25 north
Community of Trumbull6.8010.94  Route 111 – Bridgeport, Stepney, Long Hill
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Connecticut State Highway Log Archived 2015-07-26 at WebCite
  2. ^ A History of the Old Town of Stratford and City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Fairfield County Historical Society, Reverend Samuel Orcutt, 1886, Vol. 2 pg. 1007 [1]
  3. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 127

External linksEdit

Route map:

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