Starting at a traffic circle at Route 188 near the Oxford town line, Route 334 zigzags south and east across Seymour and Ansonia, crossing the Naugatuck River to end at Route 115.

Route 334 got its number from the short-lived unsigned designation SR 734.

CT 334 History

In the 1920s, State Highway 334 followed today's Route 32 north of Route 190. Route 32 existed at the time, but followed present-day Route 19 instead. In 1932, Route 32 was rerouted to take over SH 334.

The modern Route 334, commissioned in 1963, was created mainly from locally maintained roads. In 1960, the state Committee to Reclassify All Public Roads recommended adding Great Hill Road, Franklin Street and Maple Street to the state highway system. In 1962, Great Hill Road in Seymour and Ansonia became SR 734.

Wakelee Avenue, part of former Route 8, became SR 735 in 1960. Two years later, SR 735 was moved to Franklin Street and Maple Street. In 1963, SR 734 and SR 735 were eliminated in favor of the signed route 734.

Realignment in Seymour tabled

The 2000 Valley Regional Transportion Plan called for realigning Route 334 between Southwest Road and Fountain Lake in southern Seymour. The project would cost about $4.4 million. In 2010, the project was shelved for lack of state funding.

CT 334 Future

Route 188 intersects Route 334 in Seymour at a 4-way rotary intersection (the other leg is a local road). The state plans to convert this into a modern roundabout for improved safety. A public hearing was held on Feb. 6, 2013, and work may start in 2015.

CT 334 Sources