Vermont Route 44

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Vermont Route 44 state marker Vermont Route 44 town marker

Vermont Route 44
Route information
Maintained by VTrans and Town of Windsor
Length: 10.190 mi[1] (16.399 km)
Major junctions
West end: VT 106 in Reading
  VT 44A in Windsor
East end: US 5 / VT 12 in Windsor
Location
Counties: Windsor
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

VT 38 VT 44A
Bennett's 1815 House, Reading, at the western end of the highway, at the junction with VT 106.
The NAMCO Block in Windsor, at the eastern end of the highway, at the junction with U.S. Route 5. The highway ends right at the further end of the building.

Vermont Route 44 (VT 44) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Vermont. The state highway runs 10.190 miles (16.399 km) from VT 106 in Reading east to U.S. Route 5 (US 5) and VT 12 in Windsor. VT 44 passes through West Windsor in southern Windsor County, serving the area north of Mount Ascutney. The state highway is maintained by the town of Windsor east of the highway's junction with VT 44A.[2]

Route description[edit]

VT 44 begins at an intersection with VT 106 north of the hamlet of Felchville in the southeastern part of the town of Reading. The state highway parallels Mill Brook east into the town of West Windsor. After passing through the village of Brownsville, VT 44 passes the entrance to Ascutney Mountain Resort. The state highway enters the town of Windsor, where it passes along the northern edge of Mount Ascutney and provides access to the Brownsville hiking trail to the top of the mountain. East of its oblique junction with VT 44A (Back Mountain Road), VT 44 descends to Mill Brook, which the highway crosses just before passing under Interstate 91 with no access. The state highway curves north with Mill Brook as Ascutney Street, which the highway follows into the town center of Windsor. VT 44 passes Mill Pond before curving east onto Union Street. The state highway crosses Mill Brook twice more in the downtown area before reaching its eastern terminus at US 5 and VT 12 (Main Street) just north of the historic Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop, home of the American Precision Museum. The roadway continues east as Bridge Street, which leads to the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge across the Connecticut River and into the state of New Hampshire.[1][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Windsor County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Reading 0.000 0.000 VT 106 – Felchville, Springfield, South Woodstock, Woodstock Western terminus
Windsor 6.855 11.032 VT 44A south (Back Mountain Road) to I‑91 south
10.190 16.399 US 5 / VT 12 (Main Street) – Ascutney, Hartland
Bridge Street east
Eastern terminus
     Concurrency terminus     Closed     Unopened

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2010 (Route Log) AADTs – State Highways" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. May 2011. p. 40. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Functional Classification of Vermont Highways" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. June 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Vermont Route 44". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=VT-44+E&daddr=VT-44+E%2FUnion+St&hl=en&sll=43.468634,-72.52764&sspn=0.007584,0.01929&geocode=FSBKlwIdcDut-w%3BFVJilwIdenCv-w&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2011-09-20.