Wilbur Cross Parkway, Connecticut


Get started Stratford
End Meriden
Length 29 mi
Length 47 km
Merritt Parkway


West New Haven

Northwest New Haven

North New Haven


North Haven


→ Hartford

According to ablogtophone, The Wilbur Cross Parkway is a parkway in the US state of Connecticut. The entire route is a freeway, paralleling I-95 and I-91 and providing an alternate route between New York City and Hartford in conjunction with the Merritt Parkway. The Wilbur Cross Parkway is 47 kilometers long and part of State Route 15.

Travel directions

The Wilbur Cross Parkway.

At Stratford, New York City ‘s Merritt Parkway becomes Wilbur Cross Parkway at State Route 8. The highway has 2×2 lanes here and crosses the Housatonic River at Milford. The highway then runs west and north of the major city of New Haven, forming a parallel route along Interstate 95 and Interstate 91. From Hamden, the route mainly heads north, and at Meriden the Wilbur Cross Parkway ends at I-91 and continues on to Hartford.


According to beautyphoon, the Wilbur Cross Parkway is one of the older highways in the United States and construction began in 1939. The first section opened at Milford, but was delayed by World War II. In 1946 and 1947 some parts opened again and on November 1, 1949 the road was complete. It was a toll road at that time. The toll was lifted in 1988.


The highway is named after Wilbur Lucius Cross (1862-1948), the 71st governor of Connecticut between 1931 and 1939.

Traffic intensities

Every day, 56,000 to 65,000 vehicles drive around New Haven and 79,000 vehicles at Meriden.

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford’s skyline.

Hartford is the capital of the US state of Connecticut. The city itself has a population of 121,578, but the conurbation has a staggering 1,183,110. Hartford is Connecticut’s second largest city after Bridgeport and New Haven. It is the sixth largest city in New England. The city is located in the middle of the state, on the Connecticut River. For many years Hartford was the wealthiest city in the United States, but today three in ten families live below the poverty line. Hartford’s nickname is The Insurance Capital of the World. Many American insurance companies have their headquarters here.

Partner cities

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Hartford, Connecticut