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The final exit within the city limits of Milford serves Old Gate Lane and Woodmont Road at Exit 40 on Interstate 95 north. Old Gate Lane travels northeast from Connecticut 162 (New Haven Avenue) to Town Road near the Connecticut Post Mall and its end at Woodmont Road. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Town Road scoots underneath Interstate 95 0.25 mile west of the Exit 40 off-ramp onto Old Gate Lane. Town Road links Old Gate Lane with U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) at Connecticut Post Mall. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 40 departs Interstate 95 northbound onto Old Gate Lane ahead of its intersection with Woodmont Road. Woodmont Road stems south from Roses Mill Road near U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) to Anderson Avenue and Brewster Road near the communities of Milford Lawns and Woodmont. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Attached to the Quarry Road overpass is the 0.75-mile overhead for Exit 41 (Marsh Hill Road). Marsh Hill Road continues Oxford Road north from the Milford city limits to the intersection of Lambert and Indian River Roads at Orange. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Milford Service Plaza of the Connecticut Turnpike offers travelers the opportunity to refuel, eat, and acquire tourist information. The plaza resides between the Woodmont and Marsh Hill Road diamond interchanges. Photo taken 08/09/04.
One half mile west of the Exit 41 off-ramp to Marsh Hill Road at the Milford Service Plaza. Use Marsh Hill Road north to Indian River Road for the northbound beginning of Connecticut 114 (Racebrook Road). Connecticut 114 and 152 (Orange Center Road) both travel north from U.S. 1 (Boston Post Road) in Orange to Connecticut 34 (Derby Turnpike). Photo taken 08/09/04.
Traffic to Marsh Hill Road leaves Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 41. Take Marsh Hill Road south to Oxford Road for east Milford and the city of West Haven. Use Marsh Hill Road north for Orange and connections to Connecticut 114 & 152 for Woodbridge and the Orange Town Center respectively. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Connecticut 162 (Saw Mill Road) finally crosses paths with Interstate 95 at Exit 42. The state route has remained south of the Connecticut Turnpike since downtown Milford near Exit 35. Saw Mill Road carries Connecticut 162 west from Main Street & Pratt Avenue northwest to Bull Hill Lane. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 northbound at the 0.50-mile overhead for Exit 42 at the Allings Crossings Road underpass. Connecticut 162 loops northwest from Main Street in West Haven to U.S. 1 (Boston Post road) at the Town of Orange. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A half-cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between the Connecticut Turnpike and Connecticut 162 (Saw Mill Road) at Meloy Road and Greta Street in West Haven. Connecticut 162 loops 0.6 miles east to Elm Street, Main Street, and Kelsey Avenue before turning west along Pratt Avenue to Jones Hill Road and Milford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The next northbound exit serves downtown West Haven via Campbell Avenue at Exit 43. Campbell Avenue travels north-south between Allingtown at U.S. 1 (Orange Avenue) to Elm & Main Streets in downtown West Haven. Photo taken 08/09/04.
One half mile west of the Exit 43 half-diamond interchange with Campbell Avenue. Campbell Avenue merges with Connecticut 122 (1st Avenue) one half mile to the north. Connecticut 122 continues Campbell Avenue north from there to junction U.S. 1 (Orange Avenue) and Forest Road. The state highway comprises 3.51 miles of pavement between Exit 44 of Interstate 95 to Connecticut 63 (Whalley Avenue) in northwest New Haven. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Stevens Avenue passes over the Connecticut Turnpike just west of the Exit 43 off-ramp to Campbell Avenue and Connecticut 122. An advisory sign affixed to the overpass warns truckers of the restriction applied to Exit 43 due to its steep off-ramp. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 northbound enters the Exit 43 interchange with Campbell Avenue. Campbell Avenue travels south all the way to Captain Thomas Boulevard at Savin Rock. Savin Rock lies along the Long Island Sound in south West Haven. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 continues east one mile from Exit 43 to junction Connecticut 10 (Ella T. Glasso Boulevard) via Kimberly Avenue at Exit 44. Connecticut 10 constitutes a 262-mile long multi-state route through Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The highway begins at the Exit 45 interchange of the Connecticut Turnpike and travels north to Edgewood Park and Westville within the city of New Haven. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Connecticut Turnpike spans the West River at the West Haven and New Haven city line. Interstate 95 meets Kimberly Avenue and Connecticut 10 (Ella T. Glasso Boulevard) at a pair of partial-cloverleaf interchanges (Exits 44 northbound and 45 southbound) just east of the waterway. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Kimberly Avenue continues Elm Street north across the West River into New Haven. From there the surface street meets Interstate 95 and Connecticut 10 (Ella T. Glasso Boulevard). Kimberly Avenue continues north of Connecticut 10 to Howard Avenue. Sea Street stems east from the Exit 45 junction with Connecticut 10 to New Haven Harbor. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 gains the frontage streets of Long Wharf Road (northbound) and Sargent Drive (southbound) as it parallels the New Haven Harbor shoreline from Howard Avenue northeast to junction Connecticut 34 and Interstate 91. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A large diagrammatical-overhead lies at the Howard Avenue over pass for the upcoming junction with Connecticut 34 west (Exit 47) and Interstate 91 north (Exit 48). Connecticut 34 stems west into downtown New Haven from the Connecticut Turnpike while Interstate 91 provides the main route to Hamden, Wallingford, Meriden, and Hartford. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Approaching the off-ramp (Exit 46) onto adjacent Long Wharf Road on Interstate 95 northbound. Long Warf Road travels alongside the Connecticut Turnpike northbound to U.S. 1 (Waters Street / Forbes Avenue) at East Street. Sargent Drive spurs south from Brewster Street along the southbound side of Interstate 95 to Hallock Avenue and 5th Street. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 northbound draws closer to the Central Business District of New Haven at the Exit 46 off-ramp onto adjacent Long Warf Road. Use Long Warf Road northbound for U.S. 1 (Water Street) south to State Street (former U.S. 5) and downtown. The northbound beginning of Interstate 91 departs from the left-hand side of Interstate 95 northbound in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The northbound control city shifts to Providence, Rhode Island for Interstate 95 north within the city of New Haven. Ahead is the left-hand off-ramp for the westbound beginning of Connecticut 34 (Exit 47). Connecticut 34 follows the Richard C. Lee Connector, a freeway spur into downtown New Haven, from Interstate 95 west to York Street at the Yale New Haven Medical Center. The Connector (formerly known as the Oak Street Connector) opened to traffic in 1960.1 Photo taken 08/09/04.
Exit 47 leaves Interstate 95 northbound for the westbound beginning of Connecticut 34 (Richard C. Lee Connector). The freeway for Connecticut 34 ends prematurely ahead of York Street in downtown New Haven. Traffic merges onto a pair of frontage roads along a wide right-of-way intended for a never built westward extension of the Connector to Derby Avenue and Connecticut 122 (Forest Road) in West Haven.1 Connecticut 34 otherwise travels 24.37 miles miles between New Haven and Newtown. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 91 ties into the "Mixmaster" Interchange1 at Interstate 95 just north of Connecticut 34 (Exit 47). Exit 48 carries traffic onto Interstate 91 from the left-hand lanes of Interstate 95 north as the Connecticut Turnpike turns east to cross New Haven Harbor/Quinnipiac River en route to East Haven. Interstate 91 parallels the U.S. 5 corridor north to the capital city of Hartford, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Brattleboro, Vermont. Construction is scheduled between 2007-2012 involving a revision of the entire "Mixmaster" Interchange. At stake is the elimination of the left-hand ramps and widening of the Connecticut Turnpike to improve the traffic flow through the area. See for details of the project. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Six lanes of freeway cross the Quinnipiac River at the north end of New Haven Harbor between Interstate 91 and the Exit 49 half-diamond interchange with Stiles Street. Known as the New Haven Harbor Crossing Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, or locally as the "Q-Bridge", the New Haven Harbor bridge opened to traffic in 1958. Approximately 60,000 vehicles a day spanned the Quinnipiac River mouth in 2005 on a bridge with no shoulders. Growth in traffic and the need for safety improvements led ConnDOT to seek a solution to the aging bridge.
Starting in 2007, work will commence on construction of two extradosed cable stayed bridges over the harbor waters. Construction begins involving the building of the future northbound span alongside the existing southbound side. Upon completion, traffic will shift from the 1958 span to the new bridge. Crews will then demolish the original span to make way for the new southbound bridge. When all is said in done in 2014, ten overall lanes of traffic will flow along Interstate 95 between Interstate 91 and East Haven. The new northbound bridge may open in as little as two years after work commences on the $370.1-million project.2 Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 departs the "Q Bridge" into eastern reaches of New Haven. Exit 49 departs the bridge for Stiles Street below. Stiles Street constitutes a short connector to Alabama Street and U.S. 1 (Forbes Avenue) at industrial areas along New Haven Harbor. Connecticut Avenue leads south nearby to East Shore Park. Fulton Street north provides a route to the Fair Haven East neighborhood of the city. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 50 comprises a partial "Y" interchange to Woodward Avenue from Interstate 95. Woodward Avenue serves the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Centers and the U.S. Coast Guard Base of New Haven to the south. Additionally, Fort Nathan Hale, a 20 acre City Park, lies along New Haven Harbor to the south. The fort played a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound at the Exit 50 ramp departure to Woodward Avenue. Woodward Avenue travels north-south parallel to Connecticut 37 (Townsend Avenue) from Lighthouse Point northward to the intersection of Townsend, Fairmont, and Quinnipiac Avenues. Connecticut 337 travels Townsend Avenue from U.S. 1 (Forbes Avenue) south to Silver Sands Road on the 4.94 miles loop east to Connecticut 142. The state highway serves Tweed New Haven Regional Airport east of Brightview. Lighthouse Point, home of Lighthouse Point Park and New Haven Lighthouse, lies at the entrance to New Haven Harbor from Long Island Sound. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Passing through the Exit 50 interchange one mile west of the Exit 51 split-diamond interchange with U.S. 1 (Forbes Avenue & Frontage Road). Interstate 95 and parallel U.S. 1 cross the East Haven Town line near Exit 51. The freeway reduced to four overall lanes east of Exit 51, but widening associated with the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program extends the six lane portion east to Exit 54 between 2004 and mid 2009.2 Photo taken 06/26/05.
U.S. 1 splits into a one-way street couplet along Frontage Road (east) and Forbes Avenue (west) near the East Haven Town line. Exit 51 provides a slip ramp onto Frontage Road east ahead of High Street (Connecticut 100) and Hemingway Avenue (Connecticut 142 west). Connecticut 100 joins downtown East Haven with U.S. 1 and Foxon (junction Connecticut 80) to the north. Connecticut 142 enters the scene from the south, tying into the east end of the aforementioned Connecticut 337 at Short Beach Road. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Widening associated with the Corridor Improvement Program midway through its schedule. Completion of Interstate 95 six-laning through the Town of East Haven occurred by mid 2006. The freeway passes over Lake Saltonstall ahead. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Lake Saltonstall represents the Branford Town line at Interstate 95. Unsigned Connecticut 794 (Branford connector) joins the Connecticut Turnpike with U.S. 1 near the east end of Connecticut 142 (Short Beach Road) and the west end of Connecticut 146 (Main Street). Connecticut 142 loops southwest from U.S. 1 (West Main Street) to the community of Short Beach. Photo taken 06/26/05.
The next in the line of Connecticut Turnpike Service Areas lies along Interstate 95 between Exits 53 and 54 at Branford. The usual array of services including food, fuel, and tourist information are provided. Photo taken 06/26/05.
One half mile west of the partial "Y" interchange of Exit 53 at the Hosley Avenue over crossing. The Branford Connector travels less than a mile southeast to U.S. 1 at the split of North Main and Main Streets. Connecticut 146 partitions there and heads into downtown Branford on its 13.00-mile routing along the scenic coastline. U.S. 1 meanwhile bypasses the town center area to the north. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Exit 53 departs Interstate 95 northbound onto the Branford Connector southbound for U.S. 1, Connecticut 142 (Short Beach Road) west, and Connecticut 146 (Main Street) east. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Branford Service Area. Departing the freeway in 0.75 miles is the Exit 54 off-ramp to Cedar Street north of downtown. Cedar Street meets U.S. 1 (North Main Street) nearby and ends at Connecticut 146 (South Main Street) in the town center. Cedar Street comprises unsigned Connecticut 740 from U.S. 1 northward to Connecticut 80.3 Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 reduces to four overall lanes again east of the Exit 54 diamond interchange with Cedar Street. Cedar Street becomes Brushy Plain Road and Totoket Road on the three-mile drive north to Connecticut 80 at Totoket. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound at the Cherry Hill Road over crossing near Exit 54 and Cedar Street. Interests to Connecticut 146 (Montowese Street) southeast to Indian Neck and Pine Orchard should use Cedar Street south to Connecticut 146 at South Main Street. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 leaves the central Branford area at the Cedar Street interchange. Interstate 95 again reduces to four lanes east of Exit 54. Photo taken 06/26/05.
U.S. 1 (North Main Street) merges with East Main Street as it leaves central Branford. The federal highway crosses paths with Interstate 95 at the Exit 55 half-cloverleaf interchange near junction Connecticut 139 (North Branford Road). Photo taken 06/26/05.
U.S. 1 in conjunction with Connecticut 139 (North Branford Road) provides a route to the Town of North Branford from Interstate 95. Connecticut 139 comprises a short 2.36-routing between U.S. 1 and Connecticut 22 & 80 at the North Branford town center. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Interstate 95 passes over U.S. 1 (East Main Street) ahead of the Exit 55 loop ramp departure. U.S. 1 intersects Windmill Hill Road to the west and the south end of Connecticut 139 to the east. The highway otherwise meanders northward to Connecticut 22 before returning to Interstate 95 at Exit 57. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Leetes Island Road heads south from U.S. 1 (East Main Street) to intersect Interstate 95 at the Exit 58 partial-cloverleaf interchange. The local road merges with Connecticut 146 (Stoney Creek Road) to the south near the community of Stoney Creek. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Featherbed Lane passes over Interstate 95 one half mile west of Exit 58. Leetes Island Road meets Connecticut 146 northwest of the Leetes Island community. Stoney Creek meanwhile lies south of Leetes Island Road via Thimble Island Road on Long Island Sound. Photo taken 06/26/05.
Northbound (eastbound) at the ramp departure of Exit 56 onto Leetes Island Road. Leetes Island Road becomes School Ground Road north of U.S. 1 (East Main Street) en route to Connecticut 139 (North Branford Road) near Valley Road and the Town line. Photo taken 06/26/05.

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  1. Connecticut Route 34, Connecticut Roads @
  2. 2005 Program Overview, I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program (ConnDOT).
  3. Connecticut Secret Route List, Connecticut Roads @

Page Updated January 29, 2007.