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Vermont Route 100 marker

Vermont Route 100
43rd Infantry Division Memorial Highway
Map of Vermont with VT 100 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length216.666 mi [1] (348.690 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 8 at Clarksburg, MA
 
North end VT 105 in Newport
Location
Counties Bennington, Windham, Windsor, Rutland, Addison, Washington, Lamoille, Orleans
Highway system
State highways in Vermont
I-93 VT 101

Vermont Route 100 (VT 100) is a north–south state highway in Vermont in the United States. Running through the center of the state, it travels nearly the entire length of Vermont and is 216.59 miles (349 km) long. VT 100 is the state's longest state highway, the longest north-south route in Vermont, and the longest numbered highway in Vermont of any type.

Route description

The southern terminus of the route is at the Massachusetts state line in Stamford, where it continues south as Route 8. Its northern terminus is at VT 105 in the town of Newport, which lies on the Canadian border. VT 100 passes along the eastern edge of the Green Mountain National Forest for much of its length and also passes through the Mad River Valley. It runs parallel to, and lies between, U.S. Route 7 (US 7) to the west and US 5 to the east.

Approaching VT 100B on VT 100 in Moretown

The road is the main thoroughfare for some of Vermont's most well-known resort towns, including Wilmington, Ludlow, Killington, Warren, and Stowe. As such, many of Vermont's ski resorts are located either directly on, or in proximity to, VT 100; these include Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Snow, Killington, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Stowe Mountain Resort and Jay Peak.

VT 100 is a popular tourist route during the fall (for foliage) and winter (for skiing), and can be heavily trafficked during those seasons. Despite this, the road retains a rural feel through most of the towns it traverses and is relatively free of development, except for some of the areas around the ski resorts. The most populous town through which VT 100 passes is Morristown, with a population of just over 5,200.

Several of the most heavily traveled sections of VT 100 (such as the section between Waterbury and Stowe and Warren to Waitsfield) were in very poor condition due to state and local road maintenance budget shortfalls, recent harsh winters and heavy damage by Tropical Storm Irene; since that storm, the state has undertaken the reconstruction of many segments of the road.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [1]kmDestinationsNotes
Bennington Stamford0.0000.000 Route 8 – North Adams
VT 8
Continuation of Route 8 from Massachusetts
Southern terminus of VT 8 and its concurrency with VT 100
Readsboro7.94512.786 VT 8 north – SearsburgNorthern end of concurrency with VT 8
Windham Jacksonville21.42834.485 VT 112 to VT 8A – Greenfield MANorthern terminus of VT 112
Wilmington26.98943.435 VT 9 east – Marlboro, BrattleboroSouthern end of concurrency with VT 9
28.05945.157 VT 9 west – Searsburg, BenningtonNorthern end of concurrency with VT 9
Jamaica50.74281.661 VT 30 south – Townshend, BrattleboroSouthern end of concurrency with VT 30
58.87894.755 VT 30 north – Bondville, ManchesterNorthern end of concurrency with VT 30
Londonderry65.655105.661 VT 11 west – Bromley Mountain Ski Area, ManchesterSouthern end of concurrency with VT 11
66.069106.328 VT 11 east – Chester, SpringfieldNorthern end of concurrency with VT 11
Windsor Weston74.455119.824 VT 155 – East WallingfordSouthern terminus of VT 155
Village of Ludlow81.548131.239 VT 103 south – ChesterSouthern end of concurrency with VT 103
Town of Ludlow83.382134.190 VT 103 north – East Wallingford, RutlandNorthern end of concurrency with VT 103
Plymouth92.112148.240 VT 100A – Plymouth, Bridgewater CornersSouthern terminus of VT 100A
Bridgewater97.505156.919 US 4 east – Woodstock, White River JunctionSouthern end of concurrency with US 4
Rutland Killington103.942167.278 US 4 west – Pico Ski Area, RutlandNorthern end of concurrency with US 4
Windsor Stockbridge114.655184.519 VT 107 – BethelWestern terminus of VT 107
Rochester122.354196.910 VT 73 – Goshen, BrandonEastern terminus of VT 73
Addison Hancock127.432205.082 VT 125 – Ripton, East MiddleburyEastern terminus of VT 125
Washington Waitsfield147.370237.169 VT 17 – Mount Ellen Ski Area, Mad River Glen Ski AreaEastern terminus of VT 17
Moretown152.821245.942 VT 100B to I-89 south – Moretown, MiddlesexSouthern terminus of VT 100B
159.827257.217 US 2 east – Middlesex, MontpelierSouthern end of concurrency with US 2
Waterbury161.142259.333 US 2 west – Bolton, RichmondNorthern end of concurrency with US 2
161.299–
161.660
259.586–
260.167
I-89 – Middlesex, Montpelier, Richmond, BurlingtonExit 10 on I-89
Lamoille Stowe171.212275.539 VT 108 – Jeffersonville, Stowe Ski AreaSouthern terminus of VT 108
Morrisville180.063289.783 VT 15A to VT 12 – Lake Elmore, Montpelier, HardwickWestern terminus of VT 15A
Morristown181.305291.782 VT 15 east – Wolcott, HardwickSouthern end of concurrency with VT 15
Village of Hyde Park183.236294.890 VT 15 west – Johnson, JeffersonvilleNorthern end of concurrency with VT 15
Town of Hyde Park188.374303.159 VT 100C – East JohnsonNorthern terminus of VT 100C
Eden192.652310.043 VT 118 – Belvidere Corners, Montgomery CenterSouthern terminus of VT 118
Orleans Lowell201.826324.807 VT 58 – Montgomery Center, Irasburg
Troy209.797337.636 VT 101 – Jay, North TroySouthern terminus of VT 101
Town of Newport215.828347.341 VT 14 to US 5 – Coventry, HardwickNorthern terminus of VT 14
216.666348.690 VT 105 – Newport, Derby Center, Newport Center, North Troy
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Suffixed routes

VT 100A

Vermont Route 100A
Location PlymouthBridgewater
Length6.971 mi [1] (11.219 km)

Vermont Route 100A (VT 100A) is a short auxiliary route of VT 100 in Bridgewater. It is about seven miles (11 km) long and it connects VT 100 to U.S. Route 4. The route generally runs in a northeast–southwest direction.

VT 100B

Vermont Route 100B
Location MoretownMiddlesex
Length7.922 mi [1] (12.749 km)

Vermont Route 100B (VT 100B) is a spur route that branches off of VT 100 in Moretown. The designation is about eight miles (13 km) long. The route, which runs in a northeast–southwest direction, connects VT 100 to U.S. Route 2 in Middlesex.

VT 100C

Vermont Route 100C
Location JohnsonHyde Park
Length4.595 mi [1] (7.395 km)

Vermont Route 100C (VT 100C) is a spur route of VT 100 that begins in Hyde Park and runs southwest to an intersection with VT 15 in Johnson. It is about 4.6 miles (7.4 km) long.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Traffic Research Unit (May 2013). "2012 (Route Log) AADTs for State Highways" (PDF). Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved March 17, 2015.

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