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The Connector


photo by Greg Amy
 
The Sherwood Island Connector is a multi-lane highway that intersects with the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) at Exit 18 in Westport.

South of the Turnpike, the Connector runs into Sherwood Island State Park. North of the Turnpike, it runs to the Post Road (US 1).

In 1935, it was part of a larger plan for a 4.5 mile Sherwood Island Parkway from the Merritt Parkway (at a planned Exit 43) to the Post Road and Sherwood Island State Park.

Local opposition prevented the construction of Exit 43 and the Parkway.

More info:

The Roads of Metro New York
Connecticut Turnpike (opened in 1958)
Sherwood Island Parkway (unbuilt)
Merritt Parkway History (opened in 1940)