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Connecticut Turnpike
Connecticut Turnpike
Map of southern Connecticut with Connecticut Turnpike highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ConnDOT
Length 128.47 mi (206.75 km)
Existed 1958–present
Major junctions
West end I-95 at the New York state line in Greenwich
East end US 6 at the Rhode Island state line in Killingly
Counties: Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London, Windham
Highway system
Routes in Connecticut
Special Service Roads • State Roads

The Connecticut Turnpike (also known as Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike) is a freeway in Connecticut. It runs from Byram to South Killingly. It is approximately 135 miles long (94 miles on Interstate 95, 37 miles on Interstate 395, and 4 miles on State Route 695).

The Connecticut Turnpike opened in the early 1950s as the state's main highway. Once the road was considered paid for, and also due to several accidents near the toll booths, tolls were removed from the road in 1985. The turnpike was renamed for former Governor John Davis Lodge soon afterward. Very few signs nowadays identify the route as one unified road, and the section that runs as Route 695 carries no current identification at all (not even CT 695 markers) except to say that eastbound it goes "To US 6" and westbound it goes "To I-395".

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