Vermont Route 78

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Vermont Route 78 marker

Vermont Route 78
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length: 21.121 mi[1] (33.991 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 2 in Alburgh
  I‑89 in Swanton
East end: VT 105 in Sheldon
Counties: Grand Isle, Franklin
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

VT 74 VT 100
VT 104A Vermont 104B (1955).svg VT 105

Vermont Route 78 is an east–west state highway in northwestern Vermont, United States. It begins at U.S. Route 2 in Alburgh near the New York and Canadian borders, and runs southeast to VT 105 in Sheldon. It is one of two routes connecting the Vermont mainland to the Grand Isle area of Lake Champlain, the other being US 2 north of Burlington.

Route description[edit]

VT 78 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 2 in Alburgh. It crosses Lake Champlain onto the mainland, and proceeds southwest into the village of Swanton. Upon entering the town, VT 78 intersects the western terminus of VT 36. The route crosses the Missisquoi River and immediately intersects U.S. Route 7. The two routes overlap very briefly, then VT 78 heads east through the village to an interchange with Interstate 89 at exit 21, just east of the village line in the town of Swanton. VT 78 continues northeast into the town of Highgate, meeting and briefly overlapping VT 207. VT 78 then continues southeast to its terminus at VT 105 in Sheldon.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Grand Isle Alburgh 0.000 0.000 US 2
Franklin Village of Swanton 9.843 15.841 VT 36 (S. River St.) Western terminus of VT 36
10.077 16.217 US 7 north – Highgate Springs, Canada Northern terminus of overlap
10.159 16.349 US 7 south – St. Albans, Burlington Southern terminus of overlap
Town of Swanton 10.983 17.675 I‑89 – St. Albans, Burlington, Canadian Border, Montreal Exit 21 (I-89)
Highgate 14.421 23.208 VT 207 south (Highgate Rd.) Western terminus of overlap
14.683 23.630 VT 207 north (Gore Rd.) – Morse Line, Canada Eastern terminus of overlap
Sheldon 21.121 33.991 VT 105 – North Sheldon, Enosburg Falls, Sheldon Springs, St. Albans
     Concurrency terminus     Closed     Unopened