Vermont Route 131

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Vermont Route 131

VT 131 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length16.299 mi[1] (26.231 km)
Major junctions
West end VT 103 in Cavendish
Major intersections I-91 in Weathersfield
East end US 5 / VT 12 in Weathersfield
CountryUnited States
Highway system
VT 130 VT 132

Vermont Route 131 (VT 131) is a 16.299-mile-long (26.231 km) state highway in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. It starts at VT 103 in Cavendish and terminates at a junction with U.S. Route 5 (US 5) and VT 12 in the town of Weathersfield.

Route description

Western terminus at VT103

VT 131 begins at an intersection with VT 103 in the Windsor County town of Cavendish on the shores of the Black River. VT 131 runs southeast from VT 103 along Main Street in Cavendish, paralleling local railroad tracks as the main west–east road through the community. The route bends northeast in the village, passing a long string of residences, turning east at Twentymile Stream Road. Now paralleling the Black River, the route continues east through Cavendish, reaching the commercial center at a junction with Mill Street.[2]

At Mill Street, VT 131 turns northeast through another residential sector of Cavendish. The route winds northeast through Cavendish, reaching the hamlet of Whitesville, a small community at the junction of Whitesville and Carlton Roads with VT 131. The route soon reaches Cavendish Center, a small junction at Brook Road, where it bends along the Black River eastward before turning southeast along the river still. After running south, the route soon bends east through the woods of Cavendish. VT 131 and the river bend northeast then east and entering the town of Weathersfield. In the community of Downers, which VT 131 almost immediately enters, the route junctions with VT 106.[2]

VT 131 at US 5 and VT 12 in Ascutney

After VT 106, VT 131 bends northeast out of Downers, paralleling the North Branch of the Black River, reaching the hamlet of Amsden. After a couple turns, the route reaches Gulf Road, where it turns north again, running up a mountainside into a bend at Henry Gould Road. VT 131 then bends southeast, passing the other end of Gulf Road, soon reaching a junction with Weathersfield Center Road. Running down the hillside it climbed earlier, the route bends northeast into a diamond interchange with I-91 (exit 8) in Weathersfield.[2]

After I-91, VT 131 becomes a divided highway as it enters the hamlet of Ascutney, reaching a junction with US 5 and VT 12 just west of the Connecticut River and New Hampshire, where VT 131's right-of-way becomes NH 103.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Windsor County. [1]

Cavendish0.0000.000 VT 103 – Chester, Bellows Falls, Ludlow, RutlandWestern terminus; Village of Proctorsville
Weathersfield8.97414.442 VT 106 – Felchville, Woodstock, Perkinsville, Springfield
I-91 – Springfield, Brattleboro, Hartland, White River JunctionExit 8 on I-91; diamond interchange
16.29926.231 US 5 / VT 12 – Ascutney, WindsorEastern terminus; Village of Ascutney
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Traffic Research Unit (May 2013). "2012 (Route Log) AADTs for State Highways" (PDF). Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Microsoft; Nokia (December 27, 2013). "overview map of Route 131" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved December 27, 2013.