A MILFORD CONNECTION FROM I-95 TO THE SHORE: In 1963, the Connecticut Highway Department announced plans for a new connector from I-95 to the recently purchased Silver Sands property in Milford (Devon), a property that the state wished to develop into a state park. The 1.5-mile-long spur was to terminate at the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) near EXIT 35 (Schoolhouse Road), and was to have a grade-separated interchange with US 1.

The 1968 statewide highway plan called for the construction of the $5 million Silver Sands Connector (which was to have a secret designation of CT 452) to begin by 1969, and to be completed by 1973. It is unknown what configuration the proposed highway was to have.

The connector was proposed once again in 1975, but problems over funding for environmental cleanup and park development placed plans for the connector in limbo. When ground was finally broken for Silver Sands State Park in 1997, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) revived plans (if only briefly) for the construction of CT 452. These plans may have been shelved indefinitely, even though the park has since opened.

SOURCES: Connecticut Highway Needs, Connecticut Highway Department (1967); Planning for the Future, Connecticut Highway Department (1968); Scott Oglesby.


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