Connecticut Route 130

Route 130 is a state highway in southwestern Connecticut, running from Fairfield to Stratford, generally parallel to I-95.

Route 130 marker

Route 130
Map of Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut with Route 130 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length8.21 mi[1] (13.21 km)
Existed1992–present
Major junctions
West end US 1 in Fairfield
  I-95 in Bridgeport and Stratford
East end US 1 in Stratford
Location
CountiesFairfield
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 128Route 131

Route descriptionEdit

Route 130 begins at an intersection with US 1 in Fairfield and heads east into Bridgeport. In Bridgeport, it intersects I-95, then passes under Route 8 and I-95 twice without junctions before crossing into Stratford. In Stratford, it passes under I-95 again without a junction before intersecting I-95 a second and ending at another intersection with US 1.[1]

Route 130 is designated the A.W. Penn Memorial Highway from the Fairfield-Bridgeport town line to State Street.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1922, state roads were given number designations in New England for the first time. Modern Route 130 was originally part of New England Route 1. In 1927, the U.S. Highway system was created and New England Route 1 became part of U.S. Route 1 (US 1). In 1932, an alternate route of US 1 (US 1 Alt. was designated along North Avenue, Boston Avenue, and Barnum Avenue further inland (now modern US 1). In 1963, US 1A in the Bridgeport area was deleted and re-designated as US 1. The original US 1 alignment along Fairfield Avenue, State Street, and Stratford Avenue became unsigned state roads, with designations of SR 771 (Fairfield-Bridgeport) and SR 769 (Bridgeport-Stratford). In 1992, these were re-designated as modern Route 130.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

 
CT as State Street at the intersection of Park Avenue in Bridgeport.

The entire route is in Fairfield County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Fairfield0.000.00   US 1 to I-95 – Southport, BridgeportFormer Boston Post Road
Bridgeport1.933.11  I-95 north – New HavenExit 25 on I-95 south (Connecticut Turnpike)
   Route 25 north / Route 8 north – Trumbull, WaterburyExit 2 on Routes 25-8 south
Pequonnock River bridge
4.186.73   Route 127 north to I-95 south
4.657.48  Seaview Avenue to I-95
Community of Stratford7.0611.36   Route 113 – Sikorsky Memorial Airport
7.9912.86  I-95 south – New York CityExit 33 on I-95 north (Connecticut Turnpike)
8.2113.21  US 1 – Bridgeport, DevonTraffic circle; to Route 110
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

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