• Length 14.9 miles; 9.33 miles in Connecticut.
  • From US 1 in Stamford
  • To NY 121 south of Cross River, N. Y.

To the motorist, Route 137 seems to begin at I-95, where guide signs mark the route for exit 8. Officially, however, SSR 437 follows Washington Boulevard from I-95 to US 1, and Route 137 continues from there.

Route 137 is a six to eight lane boulevard in downtown Stamford up to Route 104; then four lanes up to the Merritt Parkway. At that point, Route 137 northbound provides a tiny jughandle roadway to the Merritt Parkway southbound entrance.

CT 137 History

In the 1920s, State Highway 137 followed today's Route 101 between modern-day Route 169 and Route 12.

Commissioned in 1932, the modern Route 137 formerly entered Stamford center via Summer St. south of Route 104, but as of 1976 takes Washington Blvd.

On June 28, 1962, a four-mile section from Long Ridge Road to the Merritt Parkway was dedicated the Yankee Division Highway, honoring New England's 26th Division which served in World Wars I and II.

In 1969, Westchester county proposed upgrading Route 137 to a freeway, from NY 172 south. Route 137 would have had interchanges at Route 15, Route 104, US 1, and I-95. One would imagine a little resistance by Stamford residents to this idea.

CT 137 More...

Route 137 (High Ridge Road) makes an appearance in the 1964 film "Horror at Party Beach."