Connecticut Route 173

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Route 173

Map of Hartford County in northern Connecticut with Route 173 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CTDOT
Length6.17 mi[1] (9.93 km)
Major junctions
South end US 5 / Route 15 in Newington
Major intersections I-84 / US 6 in West Hartford
North endHooker Drive in West Hartford
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Connecticut State Highway System
Route 172 Route 174

Route 173 is a Connecticut state highway in the southern and western suburbs of Hartford, running from Newington to West Hartford.

Route description

Route 173 begins at an intersection with US 5 and Route 15 in Newington and briefly heads west on Richard Street before turning north onto Willard Avenue. It briefly overlaps with Route 174 and meets Route 175 before continuing into West Hartford, where it becomes Newington Road. In Elmwood Center, it turns west onto New Britain Avenue, and turns north again onto South Main Street as it meets the northern end of Route 71, onto which New Britain Avenue continues. It intersects I-84 shortly before ending at an intersection with Hooker Drive.[1]

A section of Route 173 in West Hartford from the Newington town line to SR 529 is designated the Roger Fissette Hannon-Hatch VFW Post 9929 Memorial Highway.[3] A section from SR 529 to South Main Street in West Hartford is designated the Trooper Carl P. Moller Memorial Highway.[1]


Route 173 was commissioned in 1932.[2] It originally went using South Quaker Lane to Farmington Avenue (then Route 4) in West Hartford. In 1962, Route 173 was truncated to end at Route 71. However, in 1969, it was re-extended slightly to I-84 along South Main Street (former SR 569) via a short overlap with Route 71.[4]

Junction list

The entire route is in Hartford County.

Newington0.000.00 US 5 / Route 15 (Berlin Turnpike) – New Haven, Hartford
Route 174 west – New Britain
Western terminus of CT 174 overlap
Route 174 east – Hartford
Eastern terminus of CT 174 overlap
2.644.25 Route 175 – New Britain, Wethersfield
West Hartford5.849.40
Route 71 south – New Britain
6.079.77 I-84 / US 6 – Hartford, WaterburyExit 41 on (I-84)
6.179.93Hooker DriveNorthern terminus of CT 173. Continues as South Main Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Connecticut State Highway Log Archived 2015-09-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Road Conditions in Connecticut". The Hartford Daily Courant. June 5, 1932. p. 29. Retrieved December 24, 2019 – via
  3. ^ State Roads and Bridges with Names Commemorating Veterans Organizations or Groups
  4. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 173

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