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Interstate 84 Connecticut
Eastbound - Danbury to Waterbury

Highway Information

Miles 97.9
Counties Traveled
Through
Fairfield, New Haven,
Hartford, Tolland,
Windham
Cities Danbury, Waterbury,
Bristol, New Britain,
Hartford, Manchester,
Vernon
Major Junctions Interstate 691
(Exit 27)

Interstate 91
(Exits 51-52)

Interstate 384
(Exit 59)

Interstate 291
(Exit 61)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
63 (64%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
New York State Line
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
Interstate 91

Pictures

Danbury to Waterbury

Cheshire to Hartford

Interstate 84 East
Welcome to Connecticut sign as Interstate 84 enters the Constitution State. We also enter the city of Danbury at this point. Danbury is the state's 7th largest city with a population of 74,848. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The next exit is Exit 2, serving U.S. 6 and U.S. 202. Accessible via the Exit 2 off-ramp is the Connecticut welcome center and rest area. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 2 - U.S. 6/U.S. 202 - 1/2 mile. The two federal highways enter Danbury from the west on Mill Plain Road. U.S. 6 and U.S. 202 duplex between Brewster, New York, and Exit 7 in northeast Danbury. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 2 to the Charles Ives Center and the Western Connecticut State University's (WCSU) westside campus. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 2 - U.S. 6/U.S. 202 - Mill Plain Road/Old Ridgebury Road. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
View of the Exit 2 off-ramp as motorists depart either to U.S. 6 and U.S. 202 or to the welcome center and rest area. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 3 - U.S. 7 South - 1 mile. U.S. 7 provides a main north-south route through western Connecticut, connecting Norwalk, Danbury, Brookfield, New Milford, and Canaan. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 3 - U.S. 7 South - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The first interchange on U.S. 7 south of Interstate 84 is at Park Avenue. Continue south to the second exit, which is at Miry Brook Road, and head west to the Danbury Municipal Airport. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 3 - U.S. 7 South - Norwalk. Connecticut's 6th largest city is 21 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 4 - U.S. 6 and U.S. 202 West - 1/2 mile. The overpass seen just beyond the BGS carries traffic from U.S. 7 North to Interstate 84 West. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
After U.S. 7 merges onto the interstate, one must shift to the right two lanes in a very short span to make Exit 4. The black letters on the yellow background are mostly faded, but it reads "Shift Right 2 Lanes." (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East and U.S. 7 North
Interstate 84 East and U.S. 7 North at Exit 4 - U.S. 6 and U.S. 202 West - Lake Avenue. Both federal highways use Interstate 84 to bypass downtown Danbury. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North approaching Exit 5 - Connecticut 37/Connecticut 39/Connecticut 53 - 1 mile. The three state highways come together at the end of the eastbound off-ramp. From there, one may continue straight to the northbound beginning of Connecticut 37, turn left to the northbound beginning of Connecticut 39, or turn right to the southbound beginning of Connecticut 53. Overall, seven highways come together at this interchange. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 53 South to the Metro North railroad station, part of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
There are a lot of destinations accessible from Exit 5, including the Midtown Campus of WCSU, the Motor Vehicle Department, and the Federal Correctional Institution. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North approaching Exit 5 - Connecticut 39/Connecticut 39/Connecticut 53 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Also take Exit 5 if the Candlewood Lake, Squantz Pond State Park, or Putnam Memorial State Park is your destination. Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in the state. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North at Exit 5 - Connecticut 37/Connecticut 39/Connecticut 53 - Downtown Danbury/Bethel. A four mile drive on Connecticut 53 separates Exit 5 from the town of Bethel, population 18,067. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North approaching Exit 7 - U.S. 7 North/U.S. 202 East - 1 mile. Motorists depart from the left for this exit, which is the first of many left exits seen on Interstate 84 in Connecticut. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North approaching Exit 7 - U.S. 7 North/U.S. 202 East - 1/2 mile. Brookfield (pop. 15,664) is six miles to the north, and New Milford (pop. 27,121) is 13 miles away near the split of U.S. 7 and U.S. 202. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 202 East and U.S. 7 North at Exit 7 - U.S. 7 North/U.S. 202 East - Brookfield/New Milford. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East assurance shields just past Exit 7. The two highways duplex for less than one mile longer before splitting. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 8 - U.S. 6 East - 1/4 mile. Both highways depart Danbury here and enter the town of Bethel. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 8 - U.S. 6 East/Newtown Road. The two highways will rejoin at Exit 10 in six miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East
The next interchange is Exit 9 at Connecticut 25. Continue to Exit 11 (Connecticut 34) for an alternate route to Connecticut 25 South and Bridgeport. By doing this, motorists avoid driving through Newtown. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 9 - Connecticut 25 - 1 mile. Connecticut 25 begins at Interstate 95 in Bridgeport and heads north as a freeway through Trumbull. From there, the highway winds its way through Monroe, Newtown, and Brookfield, where it meets its northern terminus at U.S. 7 and U.S. 202. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 9 - Connecticut 25 - 1/2 mile. Brookfield is 5 1/2 miles to the north-northwest of Exit 9, which has a diamond configuration from eastbound and a folded diamond on the westbound side, with both ramps east of the state highway. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 25 north to Hawleyville and south to Newtown. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 9 - Connecticut 25 - Brookfield. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 10 (U.S. 6 West) to the business district of the town of Newtown, population 25,031. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 10 - U.S. 6 West - 1 mile. Just to the north of this interchange lies the Rocky Glen State Park. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 10 - U.S. 6 West - Newtown/Sandy Hook. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 11 - Connecticut 34 - 1/2 mile. Connecticut 34 provides a connection between Interstate 84 and Interstate 95 in New Haven via Shelton and Derby. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 11 - Connecticut 34 - Derby/New Haven. New Haven (pop. 123,626), Connecticut's 2nd largest city, is 22 miles to the southeast. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 13 - River Road - 1 mile. The freeway crosses the Housatonic River prior to the partial interchange. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 13 - River Road - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use any of the next four exits to the town of Southbury, which is home to 18,567 residents. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 13 - River Road. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 14 - Connecticut 172 - 3/4 mile. Connecticut 172 is a 4.4-mile state highway from Interstate 84 north to Connecticut 67. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 14 to Troop A headquarters of the Connecticut State Police. Also use Exit 14 to the Southbury Training School. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 14 - Connecticut 172 - South Britain. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 15 - U.S. 6 East and Connecticut 67 - 1 mile. U.S. 6 heads off to the north from here and will not see Interstate 84 again until Exit 39 in New Britain. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The Southbury vicinity is home to a ski area. The area surrounding Exit 15 has restaurants and gas stations. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 15 - U.S. 6 East and Connecticut 67 - 1/2 mile. Seymour (pop. 15,454) is 10 miles to the southeast. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use U.S. 6 East to Woodbury, Connecticut 67 East to the town of Oxford, and Kettletown Road to the Kettletown State Park. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 15 - U.S. 6 East and Connecticut 67 - Southbury/Seymour. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 16 - Connecticut 188 - 1 mile. The state highway spans 15.9 miles from Connecticut 34 near the Indian Well State Park to Connecticut 63 in Bradleyville. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 16 - Connecticut 188 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 188 north and Connecticut 64 west to the Quassy Amusement Park and take Connecticut 188 South to the Oxford Airport. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Middlebury is home to The Golden Age of Trucking Museum. The museum focuses on the 1950s, which has been called the golden age of the motor carrier industry. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 16 - Connecticut 188 - Middlebury. The town of Middlebury is home to 6,451 people. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at the South Street overpass. The overpass frames the western Connecticut scenery nicely. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 17 - Connecticut 63 - 1 mile. The state highway stretches almost the whole north-south length of the state from Connecticut 10 in New Haven to U.S. 7 in South Canaan. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 17 - Connecticut 63 - 1/2 mile. For westbound motorists, Exit 17 leads directly to the westbound beginning of Connecticut 64, which sits just north of Interstate 84. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 63 south to Country Club Road to Post University. The institution was called Teikyo Post University for a few years because of its affiliation with a worldwide group called Teikyo. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 17 - Connecticut 63 - Watertown/Naugatuck. At this point, Interstate 84 enters the city of Waterbury. Home to 107,271 residents, the city is Connecticut's 5th largest. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 18 - Chase Parkway - 1 mile. Connecticut 64 crosses the interstate here and will terminate as it merges onto the eastbound lanes ahead. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exits 19 and 20 - Connecticut 8 - 1 1/2 miles. Connecticut 8 provides a north-south freeway connecting Bridgeport, Shelton, Waterbury, and Torrington. Overall the state highway travels almost the whole vertical length of the state. The eastern terminus of Connecticut 64 is on the right. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 18 - Chase Parkway - 1/2 mile. The east-west arterial begins at Connecticut 64 just west of Interstate 84 and parallels the interstate until reaching Highland Avenue, which is just west of the Connecticut 8 interchange. From there, Chase Parkway transitions into Sunnyside Avenue. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Chase Parkway westbound to Naugatuck Valley Community College. Continue to Exit 21 (Meadow Street/Bank Street) to the Mattatuck Museum. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 18 - Chase Parkway. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 19 - Connecticut 8 South, and Exit 20 - Connecticut 8 North. Both exits are about 1/2 mile away. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 21 to the Waterbury rail station, which is part of the Metro North line. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Take Connecticut 8 south six miles to the town of Naugatuck (pop. 30,989). Use Connecticut 8 north for 10 miles to the town of Thomaston (pop. 7,503). (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Continue to Exit 22 (Baldwin Street) to the University of Connecticut's Waterbury campus. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 19 - Connecticut 8 South - Naugatuck/Bridgeport. Connecticut's largest city is 29 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 20 - Connecticut 8 North - Torrington. Interstate 84's eastbound lanes are the top level of a double-decker stretch through the Connecticut 8 interchange and the crossing of the Naugatuck River. This provides eastbound motorists a scenic view of Waterbury and the surrounding area. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 21 - Meadow Street/Bank Street - Next Right, and Exit 22 - Baldwin Street - 1/4 mile. Exits come very quickly in the downtown Waterbury vicinity. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 21 - Meadow Street/Bank Street. Both arterials run north-south through the western part of downtown. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 22 - Baldwin Street/Downtown Waterbury. Baldwin Street runs north-south and provides a connection from south Waterbury to downtown. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 23 - Connecticut 69 - 1/4 mile. The state highway connects Connecticut 63 in New Haven to Connecticut 4 in Burlington, 19 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 23 - Connecticut 69/Hamilton Avenue - Wolcott/Prospect. Southbound motorists will enter the town of Prospect (pop. 8,707) in three miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
A collector/distributor system is in place for the movements between Interstate 84 eastbound and Connecticut 69. The ramp to Hamilton Avenue and Connecticut 69 northbound to Wolcott is 1/5 mile ahead. For Interstate 84 motorists, the next interchange is Exit 25, Harpers Ferry Road, one mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East as those bound for Connecticut 69 northbound depart the c/d lane. A traffic light is located at Hamilton Avenue for those going to Connecticut 69 southbound. From there, travelers can either turn onto the state highway or continue straight onto Interstate 84 eastbound. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 25 - Harpers Ferry Road - 1/2 mile. Harpers Ferry Road serves east Waterbury from Hamilton Avenue north to Main Street, a distance of 0.7 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
After the Exit 25 off-ramp meets Harpers Ferry Road, the road continues along Interstate 84 as Reidville Drive. At the eastern end of Reidville Drive lies Scott Road, which has several hotels and restaurants just off the street. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 25 - Harpers Ferry Road/Reidville Drive/Scott Road. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 25A - Austin Road - 1/2 mile. Austin Road provides a short north-south arterial in eastern Waterbury. The partial interchange is the last eastbound exit in Waterbury. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 25A - Austin Road. A widening project was underway on Interstate 84 between Austin Road and Main Street in Southington during the summer of 2005. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Scenes Related to Interstate 84
Interstate 84 Connecticut shield assembly at the Connecticut welcome center in west Danbury. Many interstate shields still have the state name. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
This view shows where campers and buses should park at the welcome center. Tractor-trailers should continue further for their parking spaces. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The weigh station is also located off to the left as motorists going to Interstate 84 prepare to head underneath Old Ridgebury Road. The area surrounding this welcome center is more urban than most we have been to. (Photo taken 7/9/05)

Page created: January 12, 2006
Last updated: January 14, 2006