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More than 90% of Route 94's mileage is inside Glastonbury, where the road is better known as Hebron Avenue. Between Route 2 and Eastern Boulevard, Route 94 is four lanes wide, serving office parks and light industry. It narrows to two lanes thereafter as the scenery transitions from suburban to rural.

CT 94 History

Route 94 was commissioned in 1932, from the 1920s State Highway 165. It originally started at Main Street in Glastonbury, which was Routes 2 and 15 at the time. In 1952, the section of the Glastonbury Expressway intersecting Route 94 opened. In 1955, Route 94's western terminus was moved to Sycamore Street, across from the Route 2 eastbound offramp.

A nip here, a tuck there

Route 94 has had several curves straightened over the years:

Widened to four lanes in the 90s

One primary role of Route 94 is to funnel traffic from a large portion of Glastonbury and Hebron to Route 2. Near the interchange are a few large industrial parks. In the mid-1990s, the stretch between Route 2 and Eastern Boulevard was widened to four lanes to relieve congestion.

Trivia

For a long time, possibly since Route 2 opened, the guide signs for Route 94 read "Glastonbury Center / [94] Hebron". However, the better way to Hebron is to stay on Route 2 and use Route 66 from Marlborough. In a signing revision in the late 80s or 90s, the signs were changed to say "[94] / Hebron Avenue".

A 1949 Rand McNally map erroneously shows Route 94 co-signed with Route 85 down to Route 66 (US 6A at the time) in Hebron.

CT 94 Future

Former Route 94 may be widened

In late 2002, a "concept plan" was unveiled in Glastonbury that recommended widening Hebron Avenue to four lanes between Sycamore Street and New London Turnpike. East of Sycamore Street is the beginning of Route 94, and an existing four-lane section extending to Eastern Boulevard.

The town was given a Dec. 10, 2002 deadline to decide how to use a $1 million state grant: widen Hebron Avenue, or reconstructing Main Street (former Route 17) through the historic district.

In January 2003, the town council approved rebuilding part of Main Street and seeking money for widening Hebron Avenue.

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