Special routes of U.S. Route 6

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Special routes of U.S. Route 6
Highway system

Several special routes of U.S. Route 6 (US 6) exist. In order from west to east, these special routes are as follows.

Colton–Castle Gate temporary route

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Temporary U.S. Route 6

LocationColtonCastle Gate, Utah

Helper business loop

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationHelper, Utah
Length0.9 mi[1] (1,400 m)

U.S. Route 6 Business (US-6 Bus.) is a short highway serving the downtown areas of Helper, Utah. The route begins at an at-grade intersection with US-6/US-191 southwest of Helper and proceeds east on Poplar Street to Main Street; this portion is cosigned with State Route 157 (SR-157). The route turns north onto Main Street, passing through downtown Helper. After curving to the northwest and again to the west, the route ends at a diamond interchange (exit 232) on US-6/US-191.[2]

Price business loop

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationPrice, Utah
Length3 mi (4.8 km)

U.S. Route 6 Business (US-6 Bus.) is a short highway that loops around the town of Price, Utah, beginning and ending at US-6/US-191 in a span of three miles (4.8 km). SR-55 is cosigned with the route.

Grand Junction bypass route

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U.S. Highway 6 Bypass

LocationGrand Junction, Colorado

U.S. Route 6 Bypass is a former designation for North Avenue in Grand Junction, which today carries mainline US 6. During this time US 6 was routed further south, similar to modern I-70 Bus.

Hastings business loop

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U.S. Highway 6 Business

LocationHastings, Nebraska
Length4.7 mi (7.6 km)

U.S. Highway 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) runs for approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 km) through Hastings, Nebraska, north of mainline US 6. It crosses US 34 downtown, before that route turns west to run concurrently with US 6.

Lincoln business route

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U.S. Highway 6 Business

LocationLincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln city route

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U.S. Highway 6 City

LocationLincoln, Nebraska

Des Moines city route 1

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U.S. Highway 6 City

LocationDes Moines, Iowa
Existed1935–1965

Des Moines city route 2

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U.S. Highway 6 City

LocationDes Moines, Iowa
Existed1964–1965

Davenport business route

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U.S. Highway 6 Business

LocationDavenport, Iowa

Davenport city route

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U.S. Highway 6 City

LocationDavenport, Iowa

Moline–Joliet temporary route

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Temporary U.S. Route 6

LocationMolineJoliet, Illinois

Lansing–Lake Station business loop

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationLansing, IllinoisLake Station, Indiana

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) followed along Ridge Road, the former alignment of US 6 before the route was moved to the Borman Expressway which also carried Interstate 80 (I-80) and I-94 and half of US 41 through the cities and towns of Northwest Indiana. The route began in Lansing, Illinois, and heads east across the state line into Munster, Indiana, and traveled through Highland, Griffith, the southern part of Gary, and Hobart (where the road was marked as 37th Avenue). The route ended in Hobart at the intersection of US 6, State Road 51 (SR 51), and SR 130.

Bremen business route

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationBremen, Indiana

Napoleon business route

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationNapoleon, Ohio

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) runs along State Route 108 (SR 108) and SR 110 in Napoleon, Ohio.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Henry County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Napoleon0.000.00
US 6 / US 24 / SR 108 north (Scott Street) – Defiance, Wauseon, Maumee
Western terminus; western end of SR 108 concurrency; exit 40 (US 6/US 24)
1.492.40
SR 110 begins / Riverview Avenue – Henry County Hospital
Riverview Avenue former SR 424; western end of SR 110 concurrency; western terminus of SR 110
Maumee River1.58–
1.74
2.54–
2.80
Bridge over the Maumee River
Napoleon1.792.88
SR 108 south (S. Perry Street) / W. Maumee Avenue – Holgate
Eastern end of SR 108 concurrency
Harrison Township5.709.17 US 6 / SR 110 – Bryan, Grand Rapids, Bowling GreenEastern terminus; eastern end of SR 110 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Sandusky–Huron alternate route

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U.S. Route 6 Alternate

LocationSanduskyHuron, Ohio

Western Greater Cleveland alternate route

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U.S. Route 6 Alternate

LocationRocky RiverCleveland, Ohio
Length7.30 mi[3] (11.75 km)
Existed1969[4]–present

U.S. Route 6 Alternate (US 6 Alt.) is an east–west alternate route of US 6 located in Greater Cleveland, traveling 7.30 miles (11.75 km). Its western terminus is at US 6 in Rocky River, Ohio, just west of the Rocky River, overlapping US 6's connection with SR 2; its eastern terminus is just west of the Cuyahoga River in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. US 20 and SR 113 travel concurrent with US 6 Alt. for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) while they cross the Rocky River. Nearly all of its seven-mile (11 km) span follows Detroit Avenue's alignment through Lakewood and Cleveland, which also carried US 20 Alt. for a time.[4] The far western portion in Rocky River follows Detroit and Old Lake roads.

US 6 Alt. exists to provide a route for truck traffic, as commercial vehicles are prohibited on Clifton Boulevard.

Eastern Greater Cleveland alternate route

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U.S. Route 6 Alternate

LocationClevelandEast Cleveland, Ohio
Existed1936[4]–1967[4]

U.S. Route 6 Alternate (US 6 Alt.) traveled along Euclid Avenue, with US 20 Alt., in Cleveland and East Cleveland, Ohio, from 1936 until 1967, when US 20 was removed from US 6 and routed along Euclid Avenue from Superior Avenue in East Cleveland to Public Square in Cleveland.[4]

Euclid–Chardon alternate route

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U.S. Route 6 Alternate

LocationEuclidChardon, Ohio

Union City bypass route

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U.S. Route 6 Bypass

LocationUnion City, Pennsylvania

Warren business loop

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationWarren, Pennsylvania
Length3.89 mi (6.26 km)
Existed1989–present
US 6 Bus. eastbound in Warren

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) is a four-mile (6.4 km) loop through the city center of Warren, Pennsylvania. In 1989, a freeway bypass for US 6 was completed on the south side of the Allegheny River, while the original routing plus a connecting bridge were designated as a business loop. Except for following Ludlow Street near its western terimus, the route mostly follows Pennsylvania Avenue. It is cosigned with US 62 for the westernmost 1.24 miles (2.00 km) of its route.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Warren County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Warren0.000.00
US 6 / US 62 south (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Corry, Irvine, Sheffield
Western terminus; western end of US 62 concurrency; interchange
1.242.00
US 62 north (Laurel Street) – North Warren
Eastern end of US 62 concurrency
Mead Township3.896.26 US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Sheffield, Corry, Clarendon, Chapman State ParkEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Tunkhannock business loop

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationTunkhannock TownshipTunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Length1.96 mi (3.15 km)
Existed2000–present
US 6 Bus. eastbound past US 6 in Tunkhannock Township

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) is a two-mile-long (3.2 km) loop through the borough of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. The route was signed in 2000, as a wider (but still two-lane) bypass was constructed along the Susquehanna River to avoid the narrow old alignment. The business loop, also known as Tioga Street, is the main artery of the town.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Wyoming County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Tunkhannock Township0.000.00 US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Towanda, Nicholson, ScrantonWestern terminus; interchange
Tunkhannock1.352.17 PA 29 (Bridge Street) – Montrose, Wilkes-Barre, Skyhaven Airport
1.963.15 US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) / PA 92 – Towanda, Pittston, ScrantonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Lackawanna County business loop

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U.S. Route 6 Business

LocationScrantonCarbondale Township, Pennsylvania
Length14.545 mi[5] (23.408 km)
Existed1999–present
US 6 Bus. eastbound past Pennsylvania Route 347 in Blakely

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) is a 15-mile-long (24 km) loop through northern suburbs of the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The route was formed in 1999, after a freeway bypass was constructed. The route begins as a four-lane undivided highway, featuring a variety of businesses but avoiding the centers of suburbs like Dickson City and Blakely. It then becomes a two-lane route and skirts north of the narrow suburban finger by traveling through Archbald Pothole State Park and Pennsylvania forestry land. Upon entering Carbondale, the route dips south back into suburban development and serves as a narrow two-lane street for the remainder of its route.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Lackawanna County.

Locationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
Scranton0.0000.000 US 11 (Northern Boulevard / Scranton Expressway) / Oak Street – Clarks Summit, ScrantonWestern terminus; interchange
0.2290.369 I-81 / US 6 – Binghamton, Wilkes-BarreExit 191 (I-81 / US 6)
Blakely3.2875.290
Hulls Creek Road to PA 347 (Scott Road) – Dickson City, Justus
Archbald5.2148.391 PA 247 (Wildcat Road) – Jessup, Scott Township
Jermyn8.34513.430 PA 107 (Heart Lake Road/Rushbrook Street) – Jermyn, Mayfield, Tompkinsville, Lackawanna River Heritage TrailInterchange
Carbondale12.23419.689
PA 106 west (Salem Avenue) – Greenfield Township
Eastern terminus of PA 106
12.52020.149
PA 171 north (Belmont Street) – Simpson, Vandling, Forest City
Southern terminus of PA 171
Carbondale Township14.54523.408 US 6 (Governor Casey Highway) – Honesdale, DunmoreEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highlands truck route

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U.S. Route 6 Truck

LocationWoodburyHighlands, New York
Length12.22 mi (19.67 km)

U.S. Route 6 Truck (US 6 Truck) is a 12.22-mile (19.67 km) truck route of US 6 in eastern Orange County, New York. It begins at the trumpet interchange with US 6 and New York State Route 293 (NY 293) in Woodbury near Harriman State Park, and the route follows NY 293. It heads northwest for 6.82-mile (10.98 km), where it meets US 9W and NY 218 in Highlands. Here, NY 293 ends, and US 6 Truck starts its concurrency with US 9W, heading south. From there, the two routes run concurrently until the Bear Mountain Circle, where the route rejoins US 6 and meets US 202, in Highlands near Bear Mountain State Park. The route serves as a bypass for the segment of US 6 known as the Long Mountain Parkway, which is limited to passenger cars only.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Orange County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Woodbury0.000.00 US 6 (Long Mountain Parkway) – Central Valley, Chester, Peekskill

NY 293 begins
Interchange; western terminus; western end of concurrency with NY 293
Highlands6.8210.98

US 9W north / NY 218 north – Newburgh, West Point

NY 293 ends
Interchange; eastern end of NY 293 concurrency; northern terminus of NY 293; western end of US 9W/NY 218 concurrency
7.5812.20
NY 218 south – West Point, Highland Falls
Interchange; eastern end of NY 218 concurrency
9.5315.34
NY 218 north – West Point, Highland Falls, West Point Visitor Center
Interchange; southern terminus of NY 218
12.2219.67

US 6 west / Palisades Parkway south – Central Valley, New Jersey
Bear Mountain Circle; eastern terminus; eastern end of concurrency with US 9W; northern terminus of Palisades Parkway


US 9W south / US 202 west – Haverstraw, Bear Mountain State Park


US 6 east / US 202 east (Bear Mountain Bridge) – Peekskill
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Garrison alternate route

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U.S. Route 6 Alternate

LocationCortlandt, New York
Length10.79 mi (17.36 km)

U.S. Route 6 Alternate (US 6 Alt.; concurrent with US 202 Alt. for its entire length) is a 10.79-mile (17.36 km) alternate route of US 6 and US 202 in southern Putnam County and northern Westchester County, New York. It begins where US 6 and US 202 meet NY 9D at the eastern foot of the Bear Mountain Bridge and follows NY 9D north to NY 403 in Garrison. From there, it heads south on NY 403 and US 9 to rejoin US 6 and US 202 at the traffic circle north of Peekskill.[6] The route serves as a bypass of the segment of US 6 and US 202 known as Bear Mountain Bridge Road, a sharply winding route along the Hudson River. This bypass is an important route for commercial vehicles which cannot traverse Bear Mountain Bridge Road, though they are permitted to do so.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
WestchesterCortlandt0.000.00

US 6 / US 202 (Bear Mountain Bridge) to US 9W / Palisades Parkway – Peekskill, Bear Mountain

NY 9D begins
Southern terminus; southern end of NY 9D concurrency; southern terminus of NY 9D
PutnamGarrison4.547.31

NY 9D north (Upper Station Road) / CR 12 west (Lower Station Road) – Cold Spring, Garrison Station, Garrison Landing, Boscobel Historic Site

NY 403 begins
Northern end of NY 9D concurrency; western end of NY 403 concurrency; western terminus of NY 403; eastern terminus of CR 12
Graymoor6.8110.96
US 9 north – Fishkill

NY 403 ends
Eastern end of NY 403 concurrency; eastern terminus of NY 403; western end of US 9 concurrency
WestchesterCortlandt9.9416.00
Highland Avenue to Bear Mountain State Parkway – Yorktown
Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
10.7917.36
US 6 / US 9 south / US 202 – Peekskill, Bear Mountain, Camp Smith
Annsville Circle; eastern terminus; eastern end of US 9 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Newtown–Southbury alternate route

U.S. Route 6A

LocationNewtonSouthbury, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) between Newtown and Southbury, Connecticut, was the original surface routing of US 6 before the formation of expressway that later became I-84; currently Route 816.

Plymouth–Hartford alternate route

U.S. Route 6A

LocationPlymouthHartford, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) between Plymouth and Hartford, Connecticut, is currently US 6. At this time, the old US 6 went along Route 64 to downtown Waterbury then along Route 10 to Farmington.

Woodbury–Willimantic alternate route

U.S. Route 6A

LocationWoodburyWillimantic, Connecticut
Existed1941[7]–????

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) originally connected Woodbury to Willimantic, Connecticut. West of Meriden, this was the original alignment of US 6. When US 6 was reassigned to the former US 6A from Plymouth to Farmington, this became US 6A. This US 6A was subsequently extended through Meriden to Willimantic along modern Route 66. An expressway upgrade was planned for this US 6A. Only a portion of the highway was built and is now I-691.

Coventry–Windham alternate route

U.S. Route 6A

LocationCoventryWindham, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) between Coventry and Windham, Connecticut, was designated when New England Route 3 (Route 3) was deleted. The route was swapped with the old US 6 in 1939 and finally deleted in 1942 when US 6A became Route 31.

Danielson alternate route

U.S. Route 6A

LocationDanielson, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) in Danielson, Connecticut, was the old routing of US 6 prior to construction of the two-lane freeway.

Scituate business/bypass routes

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U.S. Route 6 Business

Danielson Pike
LocationScituate, Rhode Island
Length4.13 mi (6.65 km)

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U.S. Route 6 Bypass

LocationScituate, Rhode Island

In Scituate, Rhode Island, US 6 splits into U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) and U.S. Route 6 Bypass (US 6 Byp.), with mainline US 6 following US 6 Byp. The business alignment travels further south along the old turnpike and is mostly signed as US 6 without a banner. The route is also known as Danielson Pike for its entirety. The bypass is signed mostly as US 6 Byp. on sign assemblies but as bannerless US 6 on green guide signs. Most maps and information takes US 6 along the bypass.

The business and bypass cross Route 102 soon after splitting. The western half of the bypass is a two-lane limited-access road, with one grade separation, under Gleaner Chapel Road, and one intersection, at Route 102. This newer section ends as it merges with Route 101, once the Rhode Island and Connecticut Turnpike, and now called Hartford Pike. The two parallel alignments cross the Scituate Reservoir and Route 116 before they merge near the east edge of Scituate. This merge was the east end of the Foster and Scituate Turnpike and was the east end of Route 101 until the early 2000s (when it was truncated to the merge with US 6 Byp.). The Rhode Island and Connecticut Turnpike continued to the Olneyville section of Providence, where it is known as Hartford Avenue.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Scituate, Providence County.

mikmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00
US 6 east (North Scituate Bypass) – Providence
Western terminus; no access to US 6 east or from US 6 west
0.200.32
Route 102 (Chopmist Hill Road) to US 6 – Coventry, Glocester
2.173.49Rockland Road – Clayville
3.425.50 Route 116 (West Greenville Road) – Hope, Greenville
4.136.65
US 6 east (Hartford Avenue) – Providence
Eastern terminus; no access to US 6 west
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Johnston–Providence alternate route

U.S. Route 6A

LocationJohnstonProvidence, Rhode Island
Length3.70 mi (5.95 km)
Existed1991–present

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) is an alternate route of US 6 in Rhode Island. The route begins at US 6 and I-295 in Johnston and follows Hartford Avenue 2.50 miles (4.02 km) through the city. US 6A continues into Providence, traveling 1.20 miles (1.93 km) along Hartford Avenue to its terminus at US 6.

US 6A previously carried mainline US 6 until 1991, when the US 6 designation was moved to the Dennis J. Roberts Expressway replacing the expressway's previous designation of Route 195.

Major intersections
The entire route is in Providence County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Johnston0.000.00 I-295 / US 6 – Woonsocket, North Attleborough, Hartford, Warwick, ProvidenceWestern terminus; exit 9C (I-295)
0.971.56 Route 5 (Atwood Avenue) – Johnston
1.943.12
US 6 east – Providence
Interchange
Providence2.584.15
Route 128 north (Killingly Street) – Johnston
Southern terminus of RI 128
3.705.95
US 6 to Route 10 / Hartford Avenue – Johnston, Providence
Eastern terminus; interchange; continues as Hartford Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Browse numbered routes
US 6RI Route 7

Johnston bypass route

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U.S. Route 6 Bypass

LocationJohnston, Rhode Island

Marion–Wareham temporary route

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Temporary U.S. Route 6

LocationMarionWareham, Massachusetts

Cape Cod Canal bypass route

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U.S. Route 6 Bypass

LocationBourneSagamore, Massachusetts

U.S. Route 6 Bypass (US 6 Byp.) was signed along both sides of the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts opposite of mainline US 6, which also ran along both sides of the canal along two-way roads. At the eastern terminus of Route 25, US 6 eastbound once crossed the Cape Cod Canal via the Bourne Bridge then followed Sandwich Road along the south side of the canal to the Sagamore Bridge where it joined the Mid-Cape Highway on its way to Provincetown. US 6 westbound would leave the Mid-Cape Highway and cross the Sagamore Bridge then followed the Scenic Highway along the north side of the canal back to the Bourne Bridge. The opposite directions of those two roads were signed as US 6 Byp. (such that the eastbound bypass route was on the north side of the canal while the westbound was along the south side).

Today, both directions of US 6 travels only along the north side of the canal along Scenic Highway. Sandwich Road is now signed "TO 6" from the Sagamore Bridge to the Bourne Bridge, although a single US 6 Byp. sign still exists along Sandwich Road just north of the Bourne Bridge rotary.

South Dennis–East Dennis temporary route

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Temporary U.S. Route 6

LocationSouth DennisEast Dennis, Massachusetts

Harwich–Brewster temporary route

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Temporary U.S. Route 6

LocationHarwichBrewster, Massachusetts

References

  1. ^ Google (March 27, 2023). "Overview map of US 6 Business (Helper, UT)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  2. ^ Google (February 17, 2019). "US-6 Business Overview (Helper, Utah)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Mileages retrieved from Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams Archived 2002-11-22 at the Wayback Machine unless otherwise noted.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Official Transportation Map". Ohio Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  5. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Google (June 23, 2018). "Special routes of U.S. Route 6" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Main Street Now Part of Cross-Country Highway". The Record-Journal. Meriden, Connecticut. February 7, 1941. p. 14. Retrieved December 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.