Vermont Route 5A

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Vermont Route 5A marker

Vermont Route 5A
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 5
Maintained by VTrans
Length: 26.422 mi[1] (42.522 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 5 in West Burke
North end: US 5 / VT 105 in Derby Center
Location
Counties: Caledonia, Orleans
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

US 5 US 7
Route 2 N.E. Route 3

Vermont Route 5A (VT 5A) is a 26.422-mile-long (42.522 km) state highway in extreme northeastern Vermont. It is an alternate route of U.S. Route 5 (US 5) that travels along the east shore of Lake Willoughby. VT 5A begins at US 5 in West Burke and ends at US 5 and VT 105 in Derby Center, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the Canada–United States border.

VTrans' 2006 Route Log lists the official length of VT 5A to be 19.498 miles (31.379 km), with the last milepost reading at VT 105 in Charleston.[1] However, VT 5A continues along a silent concurrency with VT 105 from Charleston to Derby Center. The only mention of a concurrency between VT 5A and VT 105 is from VT 111 at its western terminus.

Route description[edit]

VT 5 begins in the south at an intersection with US 5 in the village of West Burke. Both routes connect from Burke to Derby, but VT 5A uses a more direct, easterly route than US 5. VT 5A proceeds north into Orleans County and the town of, traversing through the Willoughby State Forest and along the eastern side of Lake Willoughby before intersecting VT 16 at its eastern.[1]

History[edit]

New England 2A.svg

While the designation of VT 5A has changed since its initial construction, its routing and function have not. The entirety of modern VT 5A was first designated as New England Interstate Route 2A (NEI 2A), part of the New England road marking system that existed between 1922 and 1927. NEI 2A was designated as an alternate to NEI 2, a designation which covered the entirety of modern US 5. When the New England Interstate system was supplanted by the United States Numbered Highways, NEI 2 was designated as US 5 in 1926 and NEI 2A was redesignated as a state highway.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Caledonia Burke 0.000 0.000 US 5 (Lynburke Road) – Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury, Barton Southern terminus
Orleans Westmore 11.372 18.301 VT 16 south (Willoughby Lake Road) – Barton Eastern terminus of VT 16
Brownington 12.625 20.318 VT 58 west (Evansville Road) – Evansville, Orleans Eastern terminus of VT 58
Charleston 19.498 31.379 VT 105 east – East Charleston, Island Pond Southern terminus of silent concurrency with VT 105
Derby VT 111 east – Morgan Western terminus of VT 111
26.422 42.522 US 5 south / VT 105 west to I‑91 – Newport
US 5 north (Derby Line Road) – Derby Line
Northern terminus of VT 5A (unsigned)
     Concurrency terminus     Closed     Unopened

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2006 (Route Log) AADTs – State Highways" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. June 2007. Retrieved May 1, 2009. 

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