Connecticut Route 82

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Route 82

Map of southeastern Connecticut with Route 82 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CTDOT
Length28.47 mi[1] (45.82 km)
Major junctions
West end Route 9 in Chester
Major intersections
East end Route 2 / Route 32 in Norwich
CountryUnited States
CountiesMiddlesex, New London
Highway system
  • Connecticut State Highway System
Route 81 Route 83

Route 82 is an east–west state highway in Connecticut running for 28.47 miles (45.82 km) from Route 9 in Chester to Route 2 and 32 in Norwich.

Route description

Route 82 in East Haddam

Route 82 begins at a trumpet intersection with Route 9 at exit 7 in Chester and heads northeast into Haddam as a super two to an intersection with Route 154. The two routes briefly overlap before Route 82 continues east to the East Haddam Bridge over the Connecticut River, entering East Haddam near Goodspeed Opera House. On the east end of the village, it intersects the southern end of Route 149 At a junction with the south end of Route 151, Route 82 turns southeast and enters Lyme, where it turns east once again at a junction with the east end of Route 148. It then reenters East Haddam, where it passes the western end of Route 156 before entering Salem. In Salem, Route 82 continues northeast, meeting the south end of the Route 11 expressway, then meeting Route 85 at a traffic circle, which acts as a default extension of the Route 11 expressway for New London and shoreline bound traffic. After passing the southern end of Route 354, Route 82 continues east into Montville, overlapping for 0.12 miles with Route 163. After briefly clipping Bozrah, it enters Norwich. In Norwich, it intersects Interstate 395 (I-395) at exit 11 before ending at a triangular one-way couplet in downtown Norwich, intersecting Routes 2 and 32 over two bridges across the Yantic River.[1]

Route 82 is a designated scenic road for the length of the East Haddam Bridge between Haddam and East Haddam.[1]


Modern Route 82 east of Route 85 was built along the alignment of an early toll road known as the Salem and Norwich Turnpike, which was chartered in 1827 to connect its namesake cities. The toll road was extended west to the village of Hadlyme in 1834 by another turnpike corporation, which built the Hadlyme and Salem Turnpike. The road between East Haddam and Norwich, incorporating both turnpike alignments, was designated in 1922 as State Highway 153. In the 1932 state highway renumbering,[2] old Highway 153 was renumbered to Route 82. The only major changes since then are the extension along a new limited access road west of Route 154 to a trumpet intersection with Route 9 in 1971, and a reorganization of the east terminus in Norwich in the late 1980s.[3]

Junction list

MiddlesexChester0.000.00 Route 9 – Middletown, Old SaybrookExit 10 on Route 9; trumpet interchange
Route 154 south – Chester
Southern terminus of Route 154 overlap
Route 154 north – Haddam
Northern terminus of Route 154 overlap
Connecticut River3.70–
East Haddam Bridge
East Haddam3.996.42
Route 149 north – Moodus
Route 151 north – Moodus
New LondonLyme9.2614.90
Route 148 west – Chester
via Chester-Hadlyme Ferry (April 1–November 30)
MiddlesexEast Haddam12.5320.17
Route 156 south – Hamburg, Old Lyme
New LondonSalem16.4826.52
Route 11 north – Colchester, Hartford
Current southern terminus of Route 11. Proposed southern extension and full interchange
17.5628.26 Route 85 – Colchester, New Londontraffic circle
Route 354 west – Colchester, Gardner Lake
Route 163 north – Fitchville
Northern terminus of Route 163 overlap
Route 163 south – Oakdale, Montville
Southern terminus of Route 163 overlap
Norwich26.3042.33 I-395 / Route 2A / Conn. Turnpike – New Haven, WorcesterExit 11 on I-395/Connecticut Turnpike
28.2045.38Begin Westside Boulevard one-way couplet
Route 32 south – New London
Southern terminus of Route 32 overlap
Route 2 / Route 32 north – Willimantic, Hartford
Northern terminus of Route 32 overlap
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. September 17, 1932. p. 18. Retrieved December 24, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Connecticut Routes, Route 82

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