Bannered routes of U.S. Route 6

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U.S. Route 6 marker

U.S. Route 6
Highway system

Several bannered routes of U.S. Route 6 exist. In order from west to east they are as follows.

Existing[edit]

Price business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Business
Location: Price, Utah
Main article: Utah State Route 55

U.S. Route 6 Business is a short highway that loops around the town of Price in central Utah, beginning and ending at US-6/US-191 in a span of three miles (5 km). SR-55 is cosigned with the route.

Western Greater Cleveland alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Alternate
Location: Rocky River-Cleveland, Ohio
Length: 7.30 mi[1] (11.75 km)
Existed: 1969[2]–present

Alternate US 6 is an east–west alternate route of U.S. Route 6 located in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, running 7.3 miles (11.7 km). Its western terminus is at U.S. 6 in Rocky River, Ohio, just west of the Rocky River, overlapping U.S. 6's connection with SR 2; its eastern terminus is just west of the Cuyahoga River in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. US 20 and State Route 113 run concurrent with ALT 6 for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) while they cross the Rocky River. Nearly all of its 7-mile (11 km) span follows Detroit Avenue's alignment through Lakewood and Cleveland, which also carried U.S. Route 20 Alternate for a time.[2] The far western portion in Rocky River follows Detroit Road and Old Lake Road.

Alternate 6 exists to provide a route for truck traffic, as commercial vehicles are prohibited on Clifton Blvd.[citation needed]


Warren business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Business
Location: Warren, Pennsylvania

Business U.S. 6 is a 4-mile loop through the city center of Warren, Pennsylvania. In 1989, a freeway bypass for U.S. was completed on the southside of the Allegheny River, while the original routing plus a connecting bridge were designated as a business loop. Except for brief stay as Ludlow Street near its western terimus, the route mostly follows Pennsylvania Avenue. It is cosigned with U.S. Route 62 for the westernmost mile of its journey.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Warren County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Warren 0.00 0.00 US 6 / US 62 south (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) Interchange, west end of US 62 overlap
1.24 2.00 US 62 north (Laurel Street) East end of US 62 overlap
Mead Township 3.89 6.26 US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Sheffield, Corry, Clarendon
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Tunkhannock business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Business
Location: Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

Business U.S. 6 is a 2-mile loop through the borough of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. The route was signed in 2000, as a wider (but still two-lane) by-pass was constructed along the Susquehanna River to avoid the narrow old alignment. The business loop consists of Tioga Street, the main artery of the town.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Wyoming County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Tunkhannock Township US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) Interchange
Tunkhannock PA 29 (Bridge Street)
US 6 / PA 92 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Scranton, Towanda
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Scranton–Carbondale business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Business
Location: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Business U.S. 6 is a 14-mile loop through northern suburbs of the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The route was created in 1999, after a freeway bypass was constructed. The route begins as a four-lane undivided highway, featuring a variety of businesses but avoiding the centers of suburbs like Dickson City and Blakely. It then becomes a two lane route and skirts north of the narrow suburban finger by traveling through Archbald Pothole State Park and Pennsylvania forestry land. Upon entering Carbondale, the route dips south back into suburban development and serves as a narrow two-lane street for the remainder of its journey.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Lackawanna County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Scranton 0.00 0.00 I-81 / US 6 – Binghamton, Wilkes-Barre
US 11 (Scranton Expressway) – Clarks Summit
I-81 exit 191
Blakely 3.49 5.62 PA 347 (Scott Road) – Dickson City, Justus Interchange
Archbald 5.05 8.13 PA 247 (Wildcat Road)
Jermyn 8.44 13.58 PA 107 (Heart Lake Road/Rushbrook Street) – Jermyn, Mayfield, Tompkinsville Interchange
Carbondale 11.60 18.67 PA 106 west (Salem Avenue)
11.90 19.15 PA 171 (Belmont Street) – Simpson, Vandling, Forest City
Carbondale Township 13.92 22.40 US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Honesdale, Dunmore
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

West Point alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Alternate
Location: West Point, New York

Beginning at where US 6/202 meet NY 9D at the eastern foot of the Bear Mountain Bridge, U.S. Route 6/202 Alternate is a 10.5-mile (16.9 km) signed bypass of the segment of US 6/202 known as Bear Mountain Bridge Road, a sharply winding route to US 9 in Peekskill. US 6/202 Alternate follows NY 9D north to NY 403, then US 9 south, ending at the US 6/9/202 traffic circle. This bypass is an important route for commercial vehicles which cannot traverse Bear Mountain Bridge Road, though they are permitted to do so.

Scituate bypass[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Business
Location: Scituate, Rhode Island

U.S. Route 6 Bypass
Location: Scituate, Rhode Island

In Scituate, US 6 splits into bypass and business alignments. The business alignment runs further south along the old turnpike, and is mostly signed as US 6 without a banner. The bypass is signed mostly as BY-PASS US 6 on sign assemblies but as bannerless US 6 on green guide signs. Most maps and information takes US 6 along the bypass.

The business and bypass cross Route 102 soon after splitting. The western half of the bypass is a two-lane limited access road, with one grade separation — under Gleaner Chapel Road — and one intersection — at Route 102. This newer section ends as it merges with Route 101, once the Rhode Island and Connecticut Turnpike, and now called Hartford Pike. The two parallel alignments cross the Scituate Reservoir and Route 116 before they merge near the east edge of Scituate. This merge was the east end of the Foster and Scituate Turnpike, and was the east end of Route 101 until the early 2000s (when it was truncated to the merge with US 6 Bypass). (The Rhode Island and Connecticut Turnpike continued to the Olneyville section of Providence, where it is known as Hartford Avenue.)

Rhode Island alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 6A
Location: Johnston – Providence, Rhode Island
Length: 3.9 mi (6.3 km)
Existed: 1991–present

U.S. Route 6A is an alternate route of U.S. Route 6 in Rhode Island. The route begins at US 6 and Interstate 295 in Johnston and follows Hartford Avenue 2.6 miles (4.2 km) through the city. US 6A continues into Providence, traveling 1.3 miles (2.1 km) along Hartford Avenue to its terminus at US 6.

US 6A previously carried mainline US 6 until around 1990, when US 6 designation was moved to the Dennis J. Roberts Expressway replacing the expressway's previous designation of Route 195.

Bourne bypass[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Bypass
Location: Bourne, MA

A bypass route exists in Bourne, Massachusetts, where the mainline of Route 6 is on the other side of the Cape Cod Canal. However, it is not well signed, and this stretch of road is commonly referred to as Sandwich Road.


Browse numbered routes
US 6 RI Route 7

Former[edit]

Lansing–Lake Station business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Business
Location: Lansing, Illinois-Lake Station, Indiana


Eastern Greater Cleveland alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Alternate
Location: Cleveland-East Cleveland, Ohio
Existed: 1936[2]–1967[2]

Alternate U.S. 6 ran along Euclid Avenue, with U.S. Route 20 Alternate, in Cleveland and East Cleveland from 1936 until 1967, when U.S. 20 was removed from U.S. 6 and run along Euclid Avenue from Superior Avenue in East Cleveland to Public Square in Cleveland.[2]

Union City bypass[edit]


U.S. Route 6 Bypass
Location: Union City, Pennsylvania


Newtown–Southbury alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 6A
Location: Newton-Southbury, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A between Newtown and Southbury was the original surface routing before creation of expressway later to become I-84; currently SR 816.

Plymouth–Hartford alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 6A
Location: Plymouth-Hartford, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A between Plymouth and Hartford is currently US 6. At this time, the old US 6 went along Route 64 to downtown Waterbury then along Route 10 to Farmington.

Woodbury–Willimantic alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 6A
Location: Woodbury-Willimantic, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A originally connected Woodbury to Willimantic. West of Meriden, this was the original alignment of US 6. When US 6 was reassigned to the former US 6A from Plymouth-Farmington, this became US 6A. This US 6A was subsequently extended through Meriden to Willimantic along modern Route 66. An expressway upgrade was planned for this US 6A. Only a portion of the highway was built and is now Interstate 691.

Coventry–Windham alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 6A
Location: Coventry-Windham, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A between Coventry and Windham was designated when NE-3 was deleted. The route was swapped with the old US 6 in 1939 and finally deleted in 1942 when US 6A became Route 31.

Danielson alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 6A
Location: Danielson, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A in Danielson was the old routing of US 6 prior to construction of the 2-lane freeway.

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