Connecticut Route 162

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Route 162

Map of New Haven County in southern Connecticut with Route 162 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CTDOT
Length10.34 mi[1] (16.64 km)
Existed1932[2] (extended in 1966)–present
Major junctions
West end US 1 in Milford
Major intersections I-95 in West Haven
East end US 1 in Orange
CountryUnited States
CountiesNew Haven
Highway system
  • Connecticut State Highway System
Route 161 Route 163

Route 162 is a state highway in southern Connecticut running for 10.34 miles (16.64 km) from Milford to the West HavenOrange town line. Because it is located along the Atlantic coast it serves as a more scenic alternate route to US 1, where it both begins and ends.

Route description

Westbound Route 162 at the historic Milford Green.

The western terminus of Route 162 is in Milford, where its name is South Broad Street, and from which it tracks east. After passing through downtown Milford, the name changes to New Haven Avenue. Just northeast of the West Haven town line, it becomes Jones Hill Road. A little over two miles (3 km) farther to the northeast, it becomes Platt Avenue. Less than a mile farther, it becomes Main Street for just 1,000 feet (300 m). Following Main Street northeast, a driver would then have to turn left onto Wagner Place in order to remain on Route 162. Wagner Place becomes Sawmill Road, which curves left and backtracks to the southwest, meeting I-95 at exit 42. After about 1 mile (1.6 km), a driver would encounter a curve right, at which point the name changes again to Bull Hill Lane. Bull Hill Lane continues to the northwest, crossing the Orange town line and ending at US 1 after less than a mile.[1]


Route 162 was created in the 1932 state highway renumbering as a five-mile (8 km) road from US 1 near the Orange-West Haven line to the junction between Jones Hill Road and Ocean Avenue near the Milford-West Haven line.[2] The portion in Milford was originally numbered as part of Route 122. This segment was removed from Route 122 and reassigned to an extended Route 162 in 1966.[3]

Junction list

The entire route is in New Haven County.

Milford0.000.00 US 1 (Boston Post Road / Bridgeport Avenue) – Stratford, OrangeWest end of Route 162
West Haven8.9714.44 I-95 / Conn. Turnpike – New Haven, New York CityExit 42 on I-95/Connecticut Turnpike
Orange10.3416.64 US 1 (Boston Post Road) – Milford, New HavenEast end of Route 162
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Connecticut State Highway Log Archived 2015-09-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Road Conditions in Connecticut". The Hartford Daily Courant. July 23, 1932. p. 9. Retrieved December 24, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 162

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