U.S. Route 202 in Connecticut

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In Connecticut, U.S. Route 202 (US 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.

U.S. Route 202 marker

U.S. Route 202
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length75.17 mi[1] (120.97 km)
Existed1935 (relocated 1974)–present
Major junctions
West end US 6 / US 202 in Southeast, NY
  I-84 / US 6 / US 7 in Danbury
Route 8 in Torrington
East end US 202 / Route 10 in Southwick, MA
Location
CountiesFairfield, Litchfield, Hartford
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 201Route 203

Route descriptionEdit

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. Between the junctions of US 7 at Exit 12 and US 7 at the Brookfield-New Milford border, signage for US 202 briefly changes directions to become a north-south route through the center of Brookfield. US 202 returns to being signed in its dominant east-west directions again after overlapping with US 7 in New Milford. 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.

HistoryEdit

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]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
FairfieldDanbury0.000.00   US 6 west / US 202 westContinuation into New York
1.101.77  To I-84Via SR 824; Exit 2 on I-84
4.156.684   I-84 west / US 7 south – Norwalk, NewburghWestern terminus of I-84 / US 7 concurrency; no eastbound access to US 7 south
5.619.035    Route 37 / Route 39 / Route 53 – Downtown Danbury, BethelRoute 37 only appears on northbound signage
6.2510.066  Route 37 – New FairfieldWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
7.4311.967  I-84 east (US 6 east) – WaterburyEastern terminus of I-84 / US 6 concurrency; signed as exit 10 westbound
8.5913.8211  US 7 north – New MilfordEastern terminus of (Route 7) concurrency
Brookfield10.6617.16  Route 133 north – Brookfield CenterSouthern terminus of (Route 133)
11.9419.22  US 7 – Danbury, New MilfordExit 12 on (Route 7)
12.6820.41  Route 25 south – Brookfield Center, NewtownNorthern terminus of (Route 25)
13.8822.34  US 7 south – DanburySouthern terminus of (Route 7) concurrency
LitchfieldNew Milford19.3031.06  US 7 north – KentNorthern terminus of (Route 7) concurrency; southern terminus of Route 67
Veterans Memorial Bridge over Housatonic River
19.8031.87  Route 67 south – Roxbury, Bridgewater, SouthburyNorthern terminus of (Route 67) concurrency
21.5934.75  Route 109 east – WashingtonWestern terminus of (Route 109)
Washington27.4244.13  Route 45 north – New Preston, WarrenSouthern terminus of (Route 45)
28.6946.17  Route 47 south – WashingtonNorthern terminus of (Route 47)
31.2950.36  Route 341 west – Warren, KentEastern terminus of (Route 341)
Litchfield35.1456.55  Route 209 south – Morris, Bantam LakeNorthern terminus of (Route 209)
38.5362.01  Route 63 – Goshen
38.6262.15  Route 118 east – HarwintonWestern terminus of (Route 118)
Torrington44.7071.94  Route 8 – Winsted, WaterburyExit 44 on (Route 8); access via collector/distributor roads (SR 836 and SR 837)
44.8572.18  Route 4 westWestern terminus of Route 4 concurrency
44.9772.37  Route 4 east – HarwintonEastern terminus of (Route 4) concurrency
46.7075.16  Route 183 – Harwinton, Winsted
New Hartford50.1980.77  Route 219 north – New HartfordSouthern terminus of (Route 219)
HartfordCanton55.5789.43   Route 179 to US 44 west – Farmington, CollinsvilleNo westbound signage for (Route 44)
55.7389.69  US 44 west – New HartfordWestern terminus of (Route 44) concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
57.8493.08  Route 177 south – UnionvilleNorthern terminus of (Route 177)
Simsbury59.0695.05  Route 167 – Simsbury, Unionville
Avon61.0598.25   US 44 east / Route 10 south – Hartford, West Hartford, FarmingtonEastern terminus of (Route 44) concurrency; western terminus of Route 10 concurrency
Simsbury63.98102.97  Route 185 east – BloomfieldWestern terminus of (Route 185)
66.64107.25   Route 167 south to Route 309 – West Simsbury, CantonNorthern terminus of (Route 167)
67.60108.79  Route 315 east – TariffvilleWestern terminus of (Route 315)
Granby71.73115.44  Route 189 south – BloomfieldSouthern terminus of (Route 189) concurrency
71.81115.57    Route 20 / Route 189 north – North Granby, East Granby, Bradley International AirportNorthern terminus of (Route 189) concurrency
75.17120.97   US 202 north / Route 10 north – SouthwickContinuation into Massachusetts as a north-south road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special designationsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

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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