Connecticut Turnpike

Direction: North/South
Southern Terminus: New York-Connecticut border
Northern Terminus: Connecticut-Rhode Island border
Distance: 111.57 miles
Counties: Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London
Signed: Yes

The Connecticut Turnpike is the main highway in southern Connecticut. It is part of I-95, which runs from Florida to Maine. The New England Thruway becomes the Connecticut Turnpike at the New York-Connecticut border. It runs northeast to New Haven, and then east along the shore. At exit 76 in East Lyme, the Connecticut Turnpike leaves I-95 and runs north as I-395. I-95 continues east to the Rhode Island border. It is a six-lane highway from the New York border to exit 54 in Branford. It is then a four-lane highway for the remainder of its length, except for section between exits 83 and 88 in New London and Groton, where it is six lanes wide again for a short distance. Although the section of I-95 in Connecticut runs primarily east and west, it is signed as a north/south road for consistency with the rest of I-95.

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