Connecticut Route 82 Article

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Connecticut Route 82 marker

Route 82
Map of southeastern Connecticut with Route 82 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length28.47 mi [1] (45.82 km)
Major junctions
West end Route 9 in Chester
East end Route 2 / Route 32 in Norwich
Counties Middlesex, New London
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 81 Route 83

Route 82 is an east–west state highway in Connecticut running for 28.47 miles (45.82 km) from Route 9 in Chester to Route 2 and 32 in Norwich.

Route description

Route 82 in East Haddam

Route 82 begins at a trumpet intersection with Route 9 at Exit 7 in Chester and heads northeast into Haddam as a super two to an intersection with Route 154. The two routes briefly overlap before Route 82 continues east to the East Haddam Bridge over the Connecticut River, entering East Haddam near Goodspeed Opera House. On the east end of the village, it intersects the southern end of Route 149 At a junction with the south end of Route 151, Route 82 turns southeast and enters Lyme, where it turns east once again at a junction with the east end of Route 148. It then reenters East Haddam, where it passes the western end of Route 156 before entering Salem. In Salem, Route 82 continues northeast, meeting the south end of the Route 11 expressway, then meeting Route 85 at a traffic circle, which acts as a default extension of the Route 11 expressway for New London and shoreline bound traffic. After passing the southern end of Route 354, Route 82 continues east into Montville, overlapping for 0.12 miles with Route 163. After briefly clipping Bozrah, it enters Norwich. In Norwich, it intersects I-395 at Exit 11 before ending at a triangular one-way couplet in downtown Norwich, intersecting Routes 2 and 32 over two bridges across the Yantic River. [1]

Route 82 is a designated scenic road for the length of the East Haddam Bridge between Haddam and East Haddam. [1]


Modern Route 82 east of Route 85 was built along the alignment of an early toll road known as the Salem and Norwich Turnpike, which was chartered in 1827 to connect its namesake cities. The toll road was extended west to the village of Hadlyme in 1834 by another turnpike corporation, which built the Hadlyme and Salem Turnpike. The road between East Haddam and Norwich, incorporating both turnpike alignments, was designated in 1922 as State Highway 153. In the 1932 state highway renumbering, old Highway 153 was renumbered to Route 82. The only major changes since then are the extension along a new limited access road west of Route 154 to a trumpet intersection with Route 9 in 1971, and a reorganization of the east terminus in Norwich in the late 1980s. [2]

Junction list

CountyLocationmi [1]kmDestinationsNotes
Middlesex Chester0.000.00 Route 9 – Old Saybrook, MiddletownExit 7 (Route 9); trumpet interchange
Haddam2.754.43 Route 154 south – ChesterSouthern terminus of CT 154 overlap
3.125.02 Route 154 north – HigganumNorthern terminus of CT 154 overlap
Connecticut River3.70–
East Haddam Bridge
East Haddam3.996.42 Route 149 north – Moodus, Westchester
5.348.59 Route 151 north – Moodus, Cobalt
New London Lyme9.2614.90 Route 148 west – Chestervia Chester-Hadlyme Ferry (April 1–November 30)
Middlesex East Haddam12.5320.17 Route 156 south – Hamburg, Old Lyme
New London Salem16.4826.52 Route 11 – Colchester, New LondonCurrent southern terminus of CT 11. Proposed southern extension and full interchange
17.5628.26 Route 85 – Chesterfield, Colchestertraffic circle
20.2032.51 Route 354 north – Colchester
Montville21.3134.30 Route 163 north – BozrahNorthern terminus of CT 163 overlap
21.4334.49 Route 163 south – MontvilleSouthern terminus of CT 163 overlap
Norwich26.3042.33 I-395 / Route 2A / Conn. Turnpike – East Lyme, PlainfieldExit 11 (I-395/Conn. Tpk.)
28.2045.38Begin Westside Boulevard one-way couplet
28.2945.53 Route 32 south – Uncasville, New LondonSouthern terminus of CT 32 overlap
28.4745.82 Route 2 / Route 32 north – Ledyard, Willimantic, ColchesterNorthern terminus of CT 32 overlap.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


External links

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