Bridge Road, East Haddam Bridge, Norwich Road, Town Street, Norwich-Salem Road, East Haddam Road, Norwich-Salem Turnpike, Salem Turnpike, West Main Street

Eastbound Views

CT 82 begins at the CT 9 expressway in Chester. The first section is a super-3, a three-lane undivided highway was no at-grade intersections. There are cliffs on both sides of the road.
Photos taken February 2010.
The highway ends at Middlesex Turnpike (CT 154). The intersection is marked by a stop sign and a flasher. Turn left to go north or turn right to go south. Eastbound CT 82 is multiplexed with northbound CT 154 for a short distance here.
Photos taken February 2010.
A short distance to the north, CT 82 splits off from CT 154 and runs east as a two-lane undivided road. Here, it is called Bridge Road.
Photos taken February 2010.
The East Haddam Bridge is a swing bridge over the Connecticut River from Haddam to East Haddam. A swing bridge is like a drawbridge in that it moves to allow boats to pass, but it rotates above the water instead of opening and closing.
Photos taken February 2010.
On the other side of the bridge, the road splits. Bear left for Main Street (CT 149). Bear right to stay on CT 82.
Photos taken February 2010.
Here, CT 82 is called Norwich Road.
Photos taken February 2010.
Norwich Road ends at Town Street. Turn right to continue east on CT 82. Turn left to go north on CT 151, which begins here.
Photos taken February 2010.
Town Street runs south as a two-lane undivided road.
Photos taken February 2010.
River Road (SSR 431), which provides access to Gillette Castle State Park, begins on the right here.
Photos taken February 2010.
Skipping a few miles to the east, Norwich-Salem Road runs east through Hamburg as a two-lane undivided road. Hopyard Road (SSR 434) begins on the left.
Photos taken July 2016.
There is a small bridge over the Eightmile River.
Photo taken July 2016.
Welcome to North Plains!
Photos taken July 2016.
Welcome to Salem! Norwich-Salem Road changes names to become East Haddam Road.
Photos taken July 2016.
The CT 11 expressway has its southern terminus here. The overpasses here are unused and inaccessible but would have been part of the expressway if it had been extended further south. Just past the overpasses, there is an entrance on the left to go north. There is a second eastbound lane while passing through the interchange.
Photos taken July 2016.
East Haddam Road narrows back down to two lanes.
Photos taken July 2016.
There is a traffic circle at CT 85. Turn left onto Hartford Road to go north or left onto New London Road to go south. Continue straight ahead onto Norwich Road to stay on CT 82.
Photos taken July 2016.

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