CT 66 Reconfiguration


Description

CT 66 is a major east-west road in the southeastern Hartford metro. It is 38.37 miles long, and runs from I-91 and I-691 in Meriden to U.S. 6 in Windham. This road is the only major east-west road through this area. It serves as an arterial between towns, as well as an outer bypass of Hartford from the south or west towards Providence. Approximate traffic counts range from about 25000 cars/day between Meriden and Middletown, rising to 34000 cars/day on the Arrigoni Bridge, crossing the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland, dropping to about 20000 cars/day through Portland, 15000 cars/day in East Hampton, 10000 cars/day in Marlborough, Hebron, and Columbia, and rising to 15000 cars/day through Willimantic in Windham. Traffic is steadily rising in this corridor, as the southeastern metro grows significantly.

Currently, CT 66 is being widened to four lanes undivided through Middlefield. This connects the freeway in Meriden to the existing four lane section through Middletown and Portland. Also, there have been studies to determine the best way to relieve the congestion and safety concerns on the Arrigoni Bridge. East of Portland, CT 66 is two lanes.

State Route Intersection List: Meriden: I-91 / I-691; Middlefield: CT 147, CT 217; Middletown: CT 157, CT 3, CT 9, CT 17; Portland: CT 17A, CT 17; East Hampton: CT 151, CT 16, CT 196; Marlborough: CT 2; Hebron: CT 85, CT 316; Columbia: CT 87, U.S. 6; Windham: CT 32 (2x), CT 14 / CT 195, U.S. 6


What Needs to Be Done

CT 66 passes through nine municipalities. They are outlined in the map below. Click on each section or on the text links below to view each municipality in detail.

Map of CT 66 Section 1: Meriden Section 2: Middlefield Section 3: Middletown Section 4: Portland Section 5: East Hampton Section 6: Marlborough Section 7: Hebron Section 8: Columbia Section 9: Windham

Section 1: Meriden

Section 2: Middlefield

Section 3: Middletown

Section 4: Portland

Section 5: East Hampton

Section 6: Marlborough

Section 7: Hebron

Section 8: Columbia

Section 9: Windham