Connecticut Route 272

Route 272 is a state highway in northwestern Connecticut running from Torrington to the Massachusetts state line in Norfolk.

Route 272 marker

Route 272
Map of Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut with Route 272 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length17.96 mi[1] (28.90 km)
Existed1963–present
Major junctions
South end Route 4 in Torrington
North endNorfolk Road in New Marlborough, MA
Location
CountiesLitchfield
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 263Route 275

Route descriptionEdit

Route 272 begins at an intersection with Route 4 in West Torrington and heads northwest along the West Branch Naugatuck River and Hall Meadow Brook to Goshen. In Goshen, it continues northwest along Hall Meadow Brook past Hall Meadow State Park and across the northeastern corner of the town to Norfolk. In Norfolk, it heads northwest through South Norfolk, the north past Dennis Hill State Park. It briefly overlaps US 44 in the center of Norfolk, then heads north past Haystack Mountain State Park and finally turns northwest past Campbell Falls State Park at the Massachusetts state line. It continues in Massachusetts as Norfolk Road.[1]

The section of Route 272 in Norfolk is designated a scenic road.[2]

HistoryEdit

The road between Torrington and Norfolk was originally designated as a secondary state highway in 1922, known as Highway 312. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, old Highway 312 was renumbered to Route 49. On May 1, 1954, Route 72 was extended north from Bristol all the way to Norfolk and incorporated the entirety of Route 49. In 1963, Route 72 was cut back to end at Route 4 in Harwinton (its modern end). The former portion north of Route 4 was renumbered to Route 272. The route has had no significant changes since.[3]

Junction listEdit

The entire route is in Litchfield County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Torrington0.000.00  Route 4 – Goshen, Harwinton
Goshen6.029.69  Route 263 east – Winchester Center, Winsted
Norfolk13.4121.58  US 44 east – WinstedEastern terminus of US 44 overlap.
13.7522.13  US 44 west – CanaanWestern terminus of US 44 overlap
17.9628.90Norfolk Road To    Route 57 / Route 183 – New MarlboroughNorthern terminus of CT 272 at Massachusetts state line. Continues as local road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External linksEdit

Route map:

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