Connecticut Roads - I-84/US 6 WB - 2

I-84 and I-84/US 6 WB, Exits 43-21



Exit 42 is actually a well-designed left exit, though traffic volumes are a bit low to justify it (the problem in particular with left exits is that slow-moving traffic needs to cut across from the right to use it).


The one white shield in a sea of outlines. They seem to be fairly haphazard, implying that they're only erected when the button copy has seriously failed.


Facing the incomplete CT 9 stack interchange, WB at Exit 39A. CT 9 was never built to the north, so there is a fence at the end of the 9 freeway on the second level, and similar measures at the end of unused ramps to NB 9 and from SB 9. See the link to the stack below.


Given that CT numbers its freeways sequentially (which isn't so bad because there's about an exit per mile on most freeways), why is there a 39A? Simple - when I-84 was constructed and numbered, CT 9 did not exist. Thus the same problem as mileage-based numbering faces came about, and an "A" designation was required. If 9 were ever built to the north, the NB exits would be 39B.


I compressed blank gantry out of the last photo to give you larger button copy.


The area of I-84 that is multiplexed with CT 72 was fairly heavily under construction for these photos - there are now five lanes, and staying on your route no longer requires weaving. The penalty is that all the old signs for that stretch are gone. CT 372 doesn't have an exit number because it's an exit off of 72 and not 84.


The last sign is on the Exit 32 ramp. Notice the recent patch job at the bottom of the -mile advance sign; the original piece of sign had been missing for many years, at least since the first time I found it.


Where is that sign exactly? I thought it was in the Exit 31 run of signs, but it doesn't seem to fit. Dave Bielski says it's in the right place, for Exit 30.


The beginning of I-691 from the WB side. Exit 28 is after Exit 27 because exits were numbered on the EB side, and the WB side was forced to follow.


A couple of button-copy services signs; since these are a fairly recent innovation, they show that CT has been one of the last states to adopt reflective lettering.


According to Dave Bielski, the small arrow on the bottom of this sign dates it about as far back as signs go on I-84. (The wide space in the exit tab, come to think of it, is another giveaway.) By the 1970's, arrows were moved to the right, as on all the other signs on the page.



Continue westward on I-84/US 6
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Switch to the eastbound side
Onto the I-84/US 6/CT 9 stack (unbuilt I-291)
Exit 38 to US 6 alone
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Exit 40 to CT 71
Exit 39A to CT 9
Exit 39 to CT 4
Exit 39 onto secret CT 508
Exit 35 or 33 to CT 72
Exit 34 to CT 372
Exit 32 or 29 to CT 10
Exit 31 to CT 229
Exit 27 to I-691
Exit 26 to CT 70
Exit 23 to CT 69
Exits 19-20 to CT 8
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