Vermont Route 114

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Vermont Route 114 marker

Vermont Route 114
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length: 53.094 mi[1] (85.447 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 5 / VT 122 in Lyndon
  VT 105 in Brighton
North end: Main Street at Stewartstown, NH
Location
Counties: Essex, Caledonia, Orleans
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

VT 113 VT 115

Vermont Route 114 (VT 114) is a 51.24-mile (82.46 km) state highway in northeastern Vermont in the United States. It runs northward from U.S. Route 5 (US 5) in Lyndon until nearing the Canadian border in the town of Norton; thereafter, the road continues east to the New Hampshire state line in Canaan. The vast majority of VT 114 is situated within Essex County; however, the route also passes through small, isolated portions of Caledonia and Orleans Counties.

Moose are most often encountered on four roads in Vermont, of which this is one. They are seen from East Burke to Canaan.[2]

Route description[edit]

VT 114 begins at an intersection with US 5 and VT 122 in the town of Lyndon in northern Caledonia County. US 5 heads south as Main Street through the incorporated village of Lyndonville and north as Lynburke Road toward Burke. VT 122 heads west along Stevens Loop toward a junction with Interstate 91 and the town of Wheelock. VT 114 heads northeast along East Burke Road. The highway begins just north of the Passumpsic River, crosses to the east side of the river, then crosses the East Branch of the river just to the south of the confluence of the East and West branches to form the main river. The highway follows the valley of the river to the west of Burke Mountain. VT 114 crosses the East Branch again before entering the town of Burke. In the hamlet of East Burke, the highway passes to the west of Burke Mountain Ski Area. VT 114 briefly passes through the Essex County town of East Haven, then through the town of Newark in Caledonia County, where the highway is known as Island Pond Road.

VT 114 re-enters Essex County in the town of Brighton, where it is known as East Haven Road. Just after entering the town, the highway crosses the watershed divide between the source of the East Branch of the Passumpsic River and the source of Oswegatchie Brook. VT 114 follows the brook to its confluence with the Clyde River next to the highways junction with VT 105 (Charleston Road). The two highways head east along Charleston Road into the village of Island Pond, which lies at the northern end of the eponymous lake. The highways follow Derby Street and Cross Street to the center of town, where the routes split. VT 105 heads east along East Brighton Road and VT 114 heads northwest along Railroad Street and Norton Road parallel to a rail line and the Pherrins River. The highway meets the southern end of VT 111 just south of the Essex–Orleans county line, then continues north through the Orleans County town of Morgan.

VT 114 re-enters Essex County in Warren's Gore, where the highway crosses the watershed divide between the source of the Pherrins River and the source of the Coaticook River at Norton Pond. The highway continues north into the town of Norton. VT 114 intersects VT 147 in the hamlet of Norton; VT 147 is a very short route that connects with Quebec Route 147 at the Canada–United States border opposite Stanhope, Quebec. The highway veers east away from the river and rail line and parallels the international border east, briefly passing through the town of Averill north of Great Averill Pond. The highway enters the town of Canaan, the northeasternmost town in Vermont, and passes by Wallace Pond, which straddles the international border. VT 114 intersects VT 141, a short route that connects to Quebec Route 141 at the Hereford border crossing. The highway veers southeast away from the border to the village of Canaan, where the route follows Gale Street and intersects VT 102 (Park Street) and VT 253 (Christian Hill Road). VT 102 heads south toward Lemington and VT 253 runs northeast to Beecher Falls. VT 114 reaches its eastern terminus at a bridge across the Connecticut River at the Vermont–New Hampshire state line. The road continues as unnumbered Main Street in the village of West Stewartstown, which leads to US 3.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Caledonia Lyndon 0.000 0.000 US 5 / VT 122 west Eastern terminus of VT 122
Essex Brighton 20.980 33.764 VT 105 west Western terminus of overlap
23.088 37.157 VT 105 east Census-designated place of Island Pond; eastern terminus of overlap
25.843 41.590 VT 111 Eastern terminus of VT 111
Norton 39.284 63.221 VT 147
Canaan 51.800 83.364 VT 141
52.913 85.155 VT 102
VT 253
Northern terminus of VT 102; southern terminus of VT 253
53.094 85.447 Main Street Continuation into New Hampshire
     Concurrency terminus     Closed     Unopened

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