Interstate 91 enters Hartford County on the drive between Exit 22 (Connecticut 9 freeway) and junction Connecticut 3 (Exit 23). Connecticut 3 (Cromwell Avenue) travels above Interstate 91 to the west of the Exit 23 partial-cloverleaf interchange with West Street. Photo taken 08/09/04.
0.25-miles south of the Exit 23 ramp departure for West Street on Interstate 91 north. West Street stems east from Connecticut 3 (Cromwell Avenue) to Connecticut 99 (Main Street) in Rocky Hill. Cromwell Avenue passes over Interstate 91 in this scene. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 northbound at the Exit 23 ramp departure onto West Street. Connecticut 3 comprises 14.48 miles between Connecticut 66 in Middletown to Connecticut 2 at Glastonbury. The state route meets Interstate 91 again at Exit 25. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 continues in a northeasterly path toward junction Connecticut 99 (Silas Deane Highway) at Exit 24. Connecticut 99 ventures north from Cromwell and Rocky Hill into Wethersfield within the vicinity of Interstate 91. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Orchard Street passes overhead one half mile south of the Exit 24 half-cloverleaf interchange with Connecticut 99 (Silas Deane Highway). Connecticut 99 parallels the Connecticut River Valley between Connecticut 9 at Middletown and Connecticut 15 at Wethersfield. The state route tallies 10.64 miles. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 24 loops from Interstate 91 north to Connecticut 99 (Silas Deane Highway) below. Connecticut 99 travels through downtown Rocky Hill northward through Exit 21 to South Wethersfield nearby. The Silas Deane Highway intersects Connecticut 3 (Maple Street) and Connecticut 175 (Wells Road) within 1.75 miles north of Interstate 91. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 enters the town of Wethersfield on the approach to Exit 25 with the Connecticut 3 freeway and Great Meadow Road (Exits 25-26). Connecticut 3 enters the interchange via Maple Street east of Connecticut 99 (Silas Deane Highway). Exits 25 and 26 partition for Connecticut 3 north to Glastonberry and Great Meadow Road for East Wethersfield respectively. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 northbound draws within one half mile of the Exit 25-26 ramp departure for Connecticut 3 north and East Wethersfield. The pull-through panel of the freeway directs motorists northward for Bradley International Airport at Windsor Locks. Connecticut 3 follows a short freeway between Interstate 91 and Connecticut 2 at Glastonberry. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Motorists destined for Connecticut 3 north of Great Meadow Road leave Interstate 91 northbound at Exits 25-26. The Connecticut 3 freeway represents the southernmost segment of Interstate 491 and later the westernmost segment of former Interstate 86. Both designations were removed from the system when the connection between Connecticut 2 and Interstate 84 was unconstructed. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Continuing northward along Interstate 91 on the approach to Exit 27 (Brainard Road and Hartford-Brainard Airport. Brainard Road parallels Interstate 91 alongside Hartford-Brainard Airport to Murphy Road, Airport Road, and Maxim Road. Photo taken 08/09/04.
U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 come into play at the Exit 27 interchange from the southwest. The tandem follow a freeway from the Berlin Turnpike in Wethersfield to the Charter Oak Bridge across the Connecticut River into East Hartford. Access to U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 southbound is provided by the Exit 28 loop ramp just after the Exit 27 off-ramp to Brainard Road. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 27 departs Interstate 91 northbound for Brainard Road north to Airport Road and Murphy Road east to Hartford-Brainard Airport. Airport Road stems west from Brainard Road to the intersection of Brown Street and Wethersfield Avenue within the city of Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 28 loops onto U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 southbound for the freeway spur to the Berlin Turnpike at Wethersfield. Use Connecticut 175 (Cedar Street) west from Berlin Turnpike for the town of Newington. Motorists destined for U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 north across the Charter Oaks Bridge to East Hartford depart one mile ahead at Exit 29. Interests to Interstate 84 east for Sturrbridge and Boston, Massachusetts are advised to take Connecticut 15 north to its merge with Interstate 84 in East Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Paralleling Interstate 91 out of view to the east is the U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 freeway. The carriageways of Interstate 91 split to accommodate ramp movements between Interstate 91 and U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 ahead. Connecticut 15 continues the Wilbur Cross Highway across the Connecticut River to junction Connecticut 2 freeway (Exit 90), Main Street (U.S. 5), Silver Lane (Exit 91), before the merge with Interstate 84. Interstate 84 westbound interests should continue north on Interstate 91 another 1.50 miles to downtown Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
U.S. 5 & Connecticut 15 elevate for the Charter Oak Bridge across the Connecticut River. Exit 29 joins the Wilbur Cross Highway two miles east of its merge with Interstate 84. The Wilbur Cross Highway continues northeast with Interstate 84 through to the Massachusetts state line near Sturrbridge. An upcoming exits sign lists the next three off-ramps, all departing from the left-hand side, for the central business district of Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Continuing northbound on Interstate 91 into the Hartford central business district. Departing ahead is the Exit 29A off-ramp for the White Head Highway freeway spur into downtown. Restricted at the time of this photograph, Exit 29A represents the historic westbound beginning of planned Interstate 484. Interstate 484 was to link Interstate 91 with Interstate 84 near Bushnell Park and the Connecticut State Capital. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 northbound 0.25 miles south of the Exit 29A split with the White Head Highway westbound. The White Head Highway was to represent the easternmost stretch of Interstate 484 between Interstate 91 and the Pulaski Circle. The older freeway is assigned as hidden Connecticut 598 and was never signed as Interstate 484. Interstate 484 was approved in 1968 and cancelled in 1983.1 Photo taken 08/09/04.
The White Head Highway splits with Interstate 91 northbound at Exit 29A. The freeway features off-ramps at Columbus Boulevard, Prospect Street, and the Pulaski Circle. Use Elm Street west from the Pulaski Circle for the Connecticut State Capital complex. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A look at the downtown Hartford skyline from Interstate 91 northbound. Departing ahead is the Exit 32 collector/distributor roadway system for both Trumbell Street and Interstate 84 west. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 narrows to two lanes as Exit 32 claims the left-hand lane for its c/d roadway to Trumbell Street and Interstate 84 west. Trumbell Street arcs southwest from Interstate 91 to junction U.S. 44 (Morgan & Main Streets) into downtown Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 passes underneath the Founders Bridge (Connecticut 2) near the ramp split of Exit 32. The skyline of Hartford is bound by Interstate 84, Interstate 91, and the White Head Highway to the west. An on-ramp from Grove Street travels underneath Interstate 91 here. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 northbound near the Exit 32 c/d roadway partition for Trumbell Street south and Interstate 84 west. Interstate 84 & U.S. 6 (ignored on Interstate 91 signs) compose the main east-west freeway through the capital city of Hartford. Interstate 84 & U.S. 6-44 cross the Connecticut River from East Hartford into downtown Hartford. U.S. 44 departs via the Exit 50 split-diamond interchange onto the adjacent Morgan Street. U.S. 6 meanwhile continues west along Interstate 84 to West Hartford and Farmington. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 32A veers westward from the Interstate 91 c/d roadway for Interstate 84 & U.S. 6 west to New Britain, Waterbury, and Danbury. Exit 32B continues north underneath Interstate 84 & U.S. 6-44 before curving westward to the intersection with Trumbell and Market Streets. Use Exit 32B for U.S. 44 (Main Street) west. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A complex stack interchange joins Interstate 91 with Interstate 84, U.S. 6-44, and Trumbell Street along the western banks of the Connecticut River. Travelers on the Exit 32 c/d roadway not departing for Trumbell Street west default onto Interstate 91 north for Windsor and Springfield, Massachusetts. Photos taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 leaves downtown Hartford alongside Riverside Park and the Connecticut River. A carpool lane (HOV-2) prepares to split from the northbound mainline ahead at the Exit 33 diamond interchange with Jennings Road. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 northbound draws to within one half mile of the Exit 33 off-ramp to Jennings Road. Jennings Road travels west from the Connecticut River to the intersection of Weston Street with Boce Barlow Way. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A ground-level mounted button copy sign lists the Jennings Road connections to Weston Street and West Service Road west of Interstate 91 and Leibert Road east of Interstate 91. Leibert Road loops north from Weston Street underneath Interstate 91 to the East Service Road near Riverside Park and Jennings Road. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 33 leaves Interstate 91 northbound ahead of the carl pool (HOV-2) lane split. Jennings Road and Boce Barlow Road west carry motorists to Windsor Street and Main Street. Main Street becomes Connecticut 159 at Interstate 91 Exit 34. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Attached to the Jennings Road overpass is the one-mile guide sign for Exit 34 (Connecticut 159) and a 13-mile pull-through panel for Bradley International Airport. The HOV-2 lanes along Interstate 91 are configured a lot like California carpool lanes in that they are not separated from the mainline by a physical barrier, but by lane striping. However with that stated, unlike carpool lanes in Phoenix, Arizona where lane changes are permitted over a solid white line, lane changes are not permitted over the solid lines in both California and Connecticut. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Auxiliary guide sign for Exit 34 (Connecticut 159) touting the nearby community of Wilson. Connecticut 159 continues Main Street north of Interstate 91 as Windsor Avenue into the town of Windsor itself. Photo taken 08/09/04.
One half mile south of the Exit 34 diamond interchange with the southern terminus of Connecticut 159 (Main Street / Windsor Avenue). Posted here is the first guide sign for the eastbound beginning of Interstate 291 (Exit 35A) across the Captain John Bissell Bridge. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Drivers to Connecticut 159 (Windsor Avenue) northbound depart Interstate 91 at Exit 34. Connecticut 159 travels 16.82 miles north from Windsor to Massachusetts 159 at the state line. The state highway meets Interstate 91 again at Exit 42 in Windsor Locks. Meanwhile Interstate 91 prepares to enter its interchange with Interstate 291 and Connecticut 218 (Putnam Highway) in Windsor. The HOV-2 lane features its own off-ramp onto the Putnam Highway. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A large neutered reassurance shield for Interstate 91 resides ahead of the Bina Avenue over crossing near Keney Park. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 291, what was built of it, provides a bypass route between Windsor, South Windsor, and Manchester to the northeast of Hartford. The freeway utilizes the Captain John Bissell Bridge to cross the Connecticut River between Connecticut 159 (Windsor Avenue) and junction U.S. 5 (John Fitch Boulevard). Interstate 291 otherwise ties into Interstate 84 adjacent to its interchange with Interstate 384, a freeway spur into Manchester. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Traveling the Exit 35A/B off-ramp northward to the eastbound beginning of Interstate 291. Interstate 291 was a planned three-quarter beltway around the city of Hartford between Rocky Hill, West Hartford, and Windsor. For the most part the freeway was abandoned with the exception of the Connecticut 9 freeway between Interstate 84 and New Britain. Cancellation of Interstate 291 west of Interstate 91 occurred by March of 1979. The Bissell Bridge opened in 1959 and carried the designation of Connecticut 291 until 1994.2 Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 35A leaves Interstate 91 northbound for Interstate 291 east to South Windsor and junction Interstates 84 & 384 at Manchester. Traffic continuing north to Exit 35B meets Connecticut 218 (Putnam Highway) ahead. Connecticut 218 arcs 7.00 miles west and south from Connecticut 159 (Windsor Avenue) to U.S. 44 (Albany Avenue) at West Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.