Connecticut Route 165

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Route 165

Map of New London County in southeastern Connecticut with Route 165 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CTDOT
Length16.01 mi[1] (25.77 km)
Major junctions
West end Route 2 in Norwich
Major intersections Route 49 / Route 138 in Voluntown, CT
East end Route 165 in Exeter, RI
CountryUnited States
CountiesNew London
Highway system
  • Connecticut State Highway System
Route 164 Route 166
CT 165 overlapping CT 138 and CT 49 in Voluntown.

Route 165 is a state highway in southeastern Connecticut running from Norwich to the Rhode Island state line in Voluntown, and continuing as RI Route 165.

Route description

Route 165 begins at an intersection with Route 2 in eastern Norwich and heads northeast into Preston. In Preston, it continues east through the town into Griswold. In Griswold, it continues generally east-northeast across Pachaug Pond and Glasgo Pond before continuing into Voluntown. In Voluntown, it heads northeast to overlap Route 49 and Route 138 in a triple concurrency. It turns east with Routes 49 and 138, then continues east in a concurrency with Route 138. After leaving Route 138, Route 165 continues east to the Rhode Island state line, meeting RI Route 165.[1]


Route 165 was commissioned in 1932,[2] running from Route 2 in Norwich to Route 138 in Voluntown, apparently on a different route around Pachaug Pond in Griswold. Between 1932 and 1936, it was rerouted to its current location crossing Pachaug Pond at its southern end. In 1947, it was extended to the Rhode Island state line. In 1960, a section in Norwich and Preston was rerouted from Long Society Road to its current location.[3]

Junction list

The entire route is in New London County.

Norwich0.000.00 Route 2 (E. Main Street) – Colchester, Preston
To Old Shetucket Turnpike (SR 605) (Preston Plains Road) / Route 164
5.168.30 Route 164 (Jewett City Road) – Ledyard, Jewett City
Griswold10.1516.33 Route 201 (Glasgo Road) – Hopeville, North Stonington
Route 49 south (Westerly Road) – North Stonington
Southern terminus of CT 49 overlap
Route 138 west (Jewett City Road) – Jewett City
Western terminus of CT 138 overlap
Route 49 north (Ekonk Hill Road) – Sterling
Northern terminus of CT 49 overlap
Route 138 east (Rockville Road) – Rockville, RI
Eastern terminus of CT 138 overlap
Route 165 east – Exeter
Continuation beyond Rhode Island state line
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. June 25, 1932. p. 18. Retrieved December 24, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 165

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