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CT: CT34 New Haven
« on: May 08, 2022, 02:39:24 pm »
I know the HB has CT34 ending at CT10, but does it actually go all the way to I-91? My sources tend to point to yes, but I'm not entirely sure on this one. So I traveled this WB from I-91, zero signage. But there is signage at CT10 and shown going both directions from Orchard St (EB down Legion) (WB down MLK). The New Haven town map I found doesn't clear up matters much; MLK and Legion are NOT denoted purple (as CT routes 1-399 would be), BUT there are purple [34] boxes along those roads.

I'll let you guys figure it out. ;D

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Re: CT: CT34 New Haven
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 03:20:18 pm »
The town map shows it the same way as Manchester for the local part of 83: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOT/documents/dpolicy/policymaps/tru/pdf/076_tru.pdf
Given the signage, it seems that we were too fast to truncate 34.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 05:24:16 pm by neroute2 »

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Re: CT: CT34 New Haven
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 04:36:48 pm »
Another way to look at it is this is vestigial signage, predating the work on the Oak St Connector & (potential) truncation of the route. Could be that the state is not concerned with removing signs from city-maintained streets, and the city's not too fussed about it either.

FWIW, here's a sign on the connector itself, the state-maintained bit, removed between Oct 2016 and Jul 2017.

The rationale for for the truncation was discussed in the freeways missing from usasf topic:
Look closely at the state highway map and you will notice that maintenance of the one-way pair of surface streets east of CT 10 has been turned back over to the city of New Haven (as they wanted). What remains of the Oak Street connector is still officially designated CT 34, but is disconnected from the rest.

Signage for CT 34 was deliberately removed from I-91/95 in this area and added to signage for exit 44, because ConnDOT (and the city of New Haven) wants traffic heading to CT 34 west to go that way rather than cutting through downtown.

I do suppose it remains to be seen whether The remaining Oak Street Connector will get redesignated as SR 7xx or whether the status quo of "it sort of is and sort of isn't" CT 34 will remain basically forever.

A maddening gray area to be sure.
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Re: CT: CT34 New Haven
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 05:25:23 pm »
That linked state highway map also doesn't show the local part of 83 through Manchester. So it shouldn't be used as evidence of a gap.

[edit] Even in 2009, 34's one-way pair was mostly locally maintained, with the exception of westbound west of Hope Street (SR 706).
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Re: CT: CT34 New Haven
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 12:52:50 pm »
Signage for CT 34 was deliberately removed from I-91/95 in this area and added to signage for exit 44, because ConnDOT (and the city of New Haven) wants traffic heading to CT 34 west to go that way rather than cutting through downtown.

sign on the connector itself, the state-maintained bit, removed between Oct 2016 and Jul 2017.
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