Vermont Route 8

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Vermont Route 8 marker

Vermont Route 8
Map of Bennington County in southwestern Vermont with VT 8 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length 13.155 mi[1] (21.171 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 8 in Stamford
  VT 100 in Readsboro
North end VT 9 in Searsburg
Location
Counties Bennington
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

VT 7A VT 8A


Route 8 is the portion of the 148 mile multistate New England Route 8 within the state of Vermont. The highway runs 13.155 miles (21.171 km) from the Massachusetts state line in Stamford, where it continues south as Massachusetts Route 8, to VT 9 in Searsburg. VT 8 connects the southeastern Bennington County towns of Stamford, Readsboro, and Searsburg.

Route description[edit]

VT 8 begins at the Massachusetts state line in the town of Stamford. The highway continues south as Massachusetts Route 8 toward North Adams. The state line is also the southern terminus of VT 100; the two routes head north along two-lane Main Road parallel to the North Branch of the Hoosic River through the town center of Stamford. VT 8 and VT 100 enter the town of Readsboro just before reaching the source of the river. The highways curve east to the headwaters of the West Branch of the Deerfield River at Heartwellville. There, VT 100 continues southeast along that river. VT 8 turns north along an unnamed tributary of the river, which the highway follows to its source at the Readsboro–Searsburg town line. The highway continues north to the town center of Searsburg, where it reaches its northern terminus at VT 9 (Molly Stark Highway) between Bennington to the west and Brattleboro to the east.

History[edit]

New England 8.svg

Much of Route 8 follows the course of the 1920s era New England Interstate Route 8, a part of the New England road marking system that ran from Bridgeport, Connecticut, through Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Wilmington, Vermont.

VT 8 was formerly aligned along what is now VT 100 and VT 155 from the Massachusetts state line to VT 103 in Wallingford.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Bennington County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Stamford 0.000 0.000 Route 8 south Southern termini of VT 8 and VT 100; Massachusetts state line
Readsboro 7.945 12.786 VT 100 north – Jacksonville, Readsboro North end of concurrency with VT 100
Searsburg 13.155 21.171 VT 9 – Bennington, Wilmington, Brattleboro Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 (Route Log) AADTs - State Highways" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. May 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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