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Interstate 84 Connecticut
Eastbound - Cheshire to Hartford

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
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 26 - Connecticut 70 - 1/2 mile. The state highway begins near this interchange and travels 11.0 miles to Connecticut 71 in Meriden. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 26 - Connecticut 70 - Cheshire. The next two exits serve the town of Cheshire, population 28,543. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 27 - Interstate 691 East - 1 mile. Interstate 691 spans 8.38 miles between Interstate 84 and Interstate 91 in Meriden. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The first exit on Interstate 691 eastbound is Exit 3, serving Connecticut 10 and Cheshire. Interstate 84 enters Hartford County and the town of Southington (pop. 39,728) just past the ramp departure. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
One-quarter mile after Exit 27 is Exit 28, serving Connecticut 322. Head west on the state highway to the town of Wolcott. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 27 - Interstate 691 East - 1/2 mile, and Exit 28 - Connecticut 322 - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
This diagrammatical sign shows how the next two off-ramps work. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 27 - Interstate 691 East - Meriden. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 28 - Connecticut 322 - Marion/Milldale/Wolcott. The state highway is 9.8 miles long from Connecticut 69 in Wolcott to Interstate 691 at the Southington-Meriden town line. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
In case it hasn't already been figured out, this is Exit 28 to Connecticut 322. On the far right is the Exit 27 ramp to the eastbound beginning of Interstate 691. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East pull-through panel on the ramp from Interstate 84 West to Interstate 691 East. The top ramp carries westbound traffic from Interstate 691 to Interstate 84. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching the Southington rest area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 30 - West Main Street/Marion Avenue - 1 mile. Exit 30 provides the main connection to the Southington business district. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at the Southington rest area. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 30 - West Main Street/Marion Avenue - 1/2 mile. The overpass seen here is the off-ramp for westbound-only Exit 29, which provides a connection to nearby Connecticut 10. The overpass in the foreground was about to be replaced with a new bridge just behind it that has more room for Interstate 84 eastbound. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 30 - West Main Street/Marion Avenue - Southington. This was the eastern end of the widening project between Waterbury and Southington. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 31 - Connecticut 229. The state highway provides a 5.9-mile north-south connector between Interstate 84 and the city of Bristol. Bristol is famous for being the home of the ESPN network. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 229 north to the Lake Compounce Theme Park and Briarwood College. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 31 - Connecticut 229/West Street - Bristol. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 32 - Connecticut 10 - 1 mile. Connecticut 10 extends from Interstate 95 in New Haven north to the Massachusetts state line. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 32 - Connecticut 10 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 32 - Connecticut 10/Queen Street. Queen Street becomes Main Street on its way into Southington. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Connecticut 72 - 2 miles. Both exits (Exit 33 for westbound and Exit 35 for eastbound) are left exits. Between Southington and Hartford, many exits are left exits. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Between the two exits to Connecticut 72 is Exit 34 for Connecticut 372. Use Connecticut 372 to the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department, the business district for the town of Plainville, and the Naval & Marine Reserve Center. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 33 - Connecticut 72 West - 1 mile. Connecticut 72 duplexes with Interstate 84 between exits 33 and 35. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 34 - Connecticut 372 - 1 mile. Connecticut 372 is the original route of Connecticut 72. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 33 - Connecticut 72 West - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 34 - Connecticut 372 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 33 - Connecticut 72 West - Bristol. The city is seven miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 34 - Connecticut 372 - Crooked Street/Plainville. Motorists must use Crooked Street northbound to the state highway. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and Connecticut 72 East
Interstate 84 and Connecticut 72 East approaching Exit 35 - Connecticut 72 East to Connecticut 9 - 1/4 mile. The two left lanes become the state highway while the three right lanes continue as Interstate 84. Once the exit ramp departs,, Interstate 84 heads to the north and Connecticut 72 continues eastward. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and Connecticut 72 East at Exit 35 - Connecticut 72 East to Connecticut 9 - New Britain. To the right, we see an exit to Connecticut 72 East from the on-ramp from Connecticut 372. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 36 - Slater Road - 1/2 mile. This is the third left exit out of the last four overall. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 36 - Slater Road - 1/4 mile. The overpass seen here carries Interstate 84 West to Connecticut 72 East traffic. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 36 - Slater Road. The north-south arterial travels through the far western reaches of the city of New Britain, population 71,538. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 37 - Fienemann Road to U.S. 6 West - 1 mile. At this point Interstate 84 enters the town of Farmington. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 37 - Fienemann Road to U.S. 6 West - 1/2 mile. Westbound motorists are provided a direct ramp to U.S. 6 West via Exit 38. U.S. 6, which Interstate 84 motorists have not seen since Exit 15, duplexes with the interstate from Exit 38 to Exit 53. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 37 - Fienemann Road to U.S. 6 West. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 39 - Connecticut 4 - 1 mile. Connecticut 4 meets its eastern terminus at Old Mill Lane in West Hartford. Downtown Farmington (pop. 23,641) lies three miles to the west and south. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 4 eastbound to the University of Connecticut Health Center. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 39 - Connecticut 4 - 1/2 mile, and Exit 39A - Connecticut 9 - 1 1/4 miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Connecticut 9 South to Central Connecticut State University and the Iwo Jima Memorial, both in New Britain. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East at Exit 39 - Connecticut 4 - Farmington. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 East approaching Exit 39A - Connecticut 9 South - 1/2 mile. Connecticut 9 in this area was to be part of Interstate 291, which was to be a beltway around Hartford. It was never completed, and the stack interchange that is now Exit 39A was unused for more than 25 years before Connecticut 9 was built in this area in the early 1990s. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 39A - Connecticut 9 South - 1/4 mile. Newington is five miles from this interchange. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 39A - Connecticut 9 South - Newington. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
A look at the stack interchange at Connecticut 9. Only half of this interchange is used today, as it was built with the original intention of being used for Interstate 291. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 40 - Connecticut 71/New Britain Avenue - Corbins Corner. Westfarms Mall is located just south of this interchange. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 41 - South Main Street - 1/2 mile. The highways are now in the town of West Hartford, population 63,589. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 41 to the American School for the Deaf and the University of Hartford. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 41 - South Main Street - 1/8 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 41 - South Main Street - Elmwood. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The next exit is Exit 43 for Park Road. Use Park Road eastbound, Trout Brook Drive northbound, and Asylum Avenue eastbound to St. Joseph College and the University of Connecticut Hartford campus. Visible in this picture are three different ways of signing a 50 mph speed limit; slightly different white signs on each side of the eastbound lanes, and a white-on-black sign on the overpass with yellow flashers. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 43 - Park Road - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 43 - Park Road/West Hartford Center. (Photos taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 44 - Prospect Avenue - 1/2 mile. Prospect Avenue is the dividing line between West Hartford and the city of Hartford. Hartford is Connecticut's 3rd largest city and its capital city with a population of 121,578. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 44 - Prospect Avenue. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East officially enter the city of Hartford as Prospect Avenue passes above the freeway. Hartford is served by seven exits off of Interstate 84. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 46 - Sisson Avenue - 1 mile. This is yet another left-hand exit. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 46 - Sisson Avenue - 1/2 mile. For the first time, Boston appears as a destination city on Interstate 84, even though Interstate 84 does not make it that far east. Beantown is 103 miles from Exit 46. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Take Exit 46 if the University of Connecticut Law School or the Hartford College for Women is your destination. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 46 - Sisson Avenue - 1/4 mile, and Exits 51-52 - Interstate 91 - 2 miles. Use exits 48, 49, and 50 to downtown Hartford. Use Exit 48A (Asylum Street) to the railroad and bus stations. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 48B (Capitol Avenue) to Trinity College, the Bushnell Memorial Hall, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 46 - Sisson Avenue. Just past the sign bridge is a little green sign advising motorists to use Exit 50 (Main Street) to Capital Community College. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 49 (Ann Street/High Street) to the Hartford Civic Center, located on Trumbull Street just south of Interstate 84 and U.S. 6. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exits 48A-B - Asylum Street/Capitol Avenue - 1/2 mile, and Exit 49 - Ann Street/High Street - 1 mile. The exits come fast and furious as we enter downtown Hartford. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exits 48A-B - Asylum Street/Capitol Avenue - 1/4 mile, and Exits 51-52 - Interstate 91 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 48A - Asylum Street, and Exit 48B - Capitol Avenue. The state capitol building is visible on the left after the Exit 48B off-ramp curves to the south. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 49 - Ann Street/High Street - 1/4 mile, and Exit 50 - Main Street - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East approaching Exit 51 - Interstate 91 North, and Exit 52 - Interstate 91 South - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 49 - Ann Street/High Street. Both are short north-south arterials in the downtown area. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 50 - U.S. 44 West - Main Street. U.S. 44 is not mentioned anywhere from Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 eastbound, but U.S. 44 leaves downtown Hartford on Main Street. U.S. 44 runs as a frontage road on each side of the interstate through the Interstate 91 interchange before merging onto Interstate 84 prior to the Bulkeley Bridge over the Connecticut River. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Just ahead, Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 enter a short tunnel. Stay in the two left lanes to continue on Interstate 84. The right lane becomes Exit 51 to Interstate 91 North, and the second lane from the right will be Exit 52 to Interstate 91 South. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 51 - Interstate 91 North - Springfield. The Massachusetts city is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and is 27 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
An Interstate 91 North assurance shield is posted on the Exit 51 off-ramp. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 84 and U.S. 6 East at Exit 52 - Interstate 91 South - New Haven, as seen from the Exit 51 off-ramp. Interstate 84, U.S. 6, and U.S. 44 cross the Bulkeley Bridge into the town of East Hartford prior to the departure of Exit 53 in one-quarter mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)

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