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Route 302 connects downtown Bethel to downtown Danbury via Greenwood Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue, Dodgingtown Road and Sugar Street. Its number comes from its history as part of US 202.

CT 302 History

In the 1920s, State Highway 302 followed today's Route 124.

In 1932, the current Route 302 started as part of the original Route 34, which extended into Danbury. In 1935, US 202 was commissioned; its original route took over the the Newtown - Danbury section from Route 34.

On May 1, 1974, US 202 was shifted north to its current route through New Milford and Torrington. The Newtown - Danbury stretch was divided among Route 53 and the new Route 302. 1974 is when sign changes were finished; the change was on the books in December 1973, and approved by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) in 1972.

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