• Length 8.21 miles
  • From US 1 in Fairfield (near I-95 exit 22)
  • To US 1 in Stratford

Route 130 is four-lane divided in some sections. It's also the state's newest signed state highway, designated in 1992.

CT 130 History

In the 1920s, State Highway 130 followed today's Route 63 between Route 4 and Route 64.

The old Route 130, commissioned in 1932, connected the Lake Waramaug area to Bulls Bridge and the New York state line, through the village of Merryall. It served the old Kent Iron Mines and the South Kent School.

It started disappearing from oil company maps in 1940 and 1941, but Route 130 remained in the highway log throughout the 1940s, and even in the 1959 official state map. The 1942, '44 and '47 highway logs list Route 130 as 6.86 miles long, extending from the New York State line to Route 129.

Even in 1963, state documents still showed 0.71 miles of Route 130 under arbitration for proposed state to town transfer. This was the year Route 130 finally was cancelled.

The modern Route 130, formerly SR 771 (Fairfield Ave) and SR 769 (Stratford Ave), was commissioned in 1992.

CT 130 Drive it

To drive the original Route 130, start at Route 45 in Washington and turn west on Preston Road. Crossing into New Milford, continue on Chernishe Road and Parker Road; veer right on West Meetinghouse Road. As you cross into Kent, the road changes to Camps Flat Road. You'll notice two isolated sections that were maintained by the state (the pavement gets better); these were secret routes SR 820 and SR 821, until the state deleted them in 2000. Then the road becomes Bulls Bridge Road and crosses US 7, taking you to the New York state line.

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