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Connecticut Route 31 marker

Route 31
Map of Tolland County in northern Connecticut with Route 31 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length14.34 mi [1] (23.08 km)
Existed1942 (extended 1963)–present
Major junctions
West/North end Route 74 in Vernon
  I-84 in Vernon
East/South end Route 32 in Mansfield
Location
Counties Tolland
Highway system
  • Routes in Connecticut
Route 30 Route 32

Route 31 is a north–south state highway in Connecticut running for 14.34 miles (23.08 km) from Route 74 in Vernon to Route 32 in Mansfield. Although it is officially logged as an east-west route, it is signed north-south.

Route description

Route 31 begins at an intersection with Route 74 in Vernon and heads southeast, intersecting Route 30, and I-84 at Exit 67 before crossing into Tolland. [1]

In Tolland, Route 31 continues southeast before turning south briefly before crossing into Coventry. In Coventry, Route 31 continues south to a concurrency with US 44. The two highways run together for slightly more than one mile (1.6 km) before Route 31 heads southeast, crossing Route 275 before continuing into Mansfield.

In Mansfield, Route 31 continues southeast before ending at an intersection with Route 32.

History

The southern part of Route 31 was commissioned as part of the original alignment of US 6 in 1926. In approximately 1938, US 6 was rerouted and the old route was designated US 6A.

In 1942, US 6 was rerouted again and the old US 6A was commissioned as Route 31. In 1963, Route 31 was extended northward to its current route. [2]

Junction list

The entire route is in Tolland County.

Locationmi [1]kmDestinationsNotes
Vernon0.000.00 Route 74 – Rockville, Tolland
0.791.27 Route 30 – Tolland, Vernon
1.151.85 I-84 – Boston, HartfordI-84 exit 67
Coventry5.809.33 US 44 west – BoltonWestern terminus of US 44 overlap.
6.9011.10 US 44 east – MansfieldEastern terminus of US 44 overlap.
11.1017.86 Route 275 east – Storrs
Mansfield14.3423.08 Route 32 – Mansfield, WillimanticSouthern (eastern) terminus of CT 31
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

External links

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Media related to Connecticut Route 31 at Wikimedia Commons