Connecticut Route 57

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Route 57

Map of Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut with Route 57 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CTDOT
Length9.51 mi[1] (15.30 km)
Existed1932[2]–present
Major junctions
South end Route 33 in Westport
Major intersections Route 15 / Merritt Parkway in Westport
North endFile:Connecticut Highway 107 wide.svg US 7 / Route 107 in Georgetown
Location
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
CountiesFairfield
Highway system
  • Connecticut State Highway System
Route 55 Route 58

Route 57 is a secondary state highway in western Connecticut serving as the "Main Street" of and connecting the towns of Westport and Weston. The road continues north through Redding to end at US 7 just after crossing into Wilton, in the neighborhood of Georgetown.

Route description

Route 57 begins as Kings Highway North at the west bank of the Saugatuck River at an intersection with Route 33 north of downtown Westport. After crossing the river, it turns north onto Canal Street then onto Main Street. Route 57 overlaps Route 136 for 0.3 mi (0.48 km) between Compo Road North and Weston Road. Route 57 then turns onto Weston Road as it intersects with the Merritt Parkway at an interchange (Exit 42). Continuing north, Route 57 crosses over the Aspetuck River and Saugatuck River before crossing into the town of Weston. Route 57 continues through Weston center, where it briefly overlaps Route 53. Past Weston center, the road becomes Georgetown Road and proceeds for another four miles (6 km) through Weston until it reaches Route 107 just across the town line in Redding. Route 57 then turns west along Route 107 (Redding Road and School Street), overlapping it for 0.3 mi (0.48 km) into the Georgetown village of the town of Wilton. Routes 57 and 107 end concurrently at US 7 in Georgetown.[1]

History

Route 57 was commissioned in 1932 running from Westport center to Weston center, then along the old Newtown Turnpike to Newtown.[2] The portion of the original route north of Weston center ran from the current northern intersection with Route 53 across Route 58 in Redding to an intersection the old US 202, now Route 302, in Newtown. In 1935, Route 57 was truncated to the intersection of the Newtown Turnpike at Route 58. In 1954, the northern part of Route 57 was relocated to its current route along Georgetown Road towards Georgetown (former alignment of Route 53). The Newtown Turnpike portion of former Route 57 became unsigned SR 725, which was assigned in 1963 to a new alignment of Route 53.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Fairfield County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Westport0.000.00 Route 33 (Wilton Road)
0.09–
0.12
0.14–
0.19
Saugatuck River bridge
0.911.46
Route 136 south – Westport, Saugatuck, Sherwood Island
Southern terminus of Route 136 concurrency
1.211.95
Route 136 north (Easton Road)
Northern terminus of Route 136 concurrency
1.402.25 Route 15 / Merritt Parkway – New Haven, New York CityExit 42 on Route 15 / Merritt Parkway
Weston4.316.94
Route 53 south – New Canaan, Wilton
Southern terminus of Route 53 concurrency
5.138.26
Route 53 north (Newtown Turnpike) – Redding
Northern terminus of Route 53 concurrency
Georgetown9.1614.74
File:Connecticut Highway 107 wide.svg
Route 107 north – Redding Center, West Redding, Bethel
Southern terminus of Route 107 concurrency
9.5115.30 US 7 – Wilton, Norwalk, Ridgefield, DanburyNorthern terminus of Route 57; southern terminus of Route 107
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  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. September 17, 1932. p. 18. Retrieved December 24, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 57