Vermont Route 5A

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Vermont Route 5A

Map of northeastern Vermont with VT 5A highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 5
Maintained by VTrans
Length26.397 mi[1] (42.482 km)
Major junctions
South end US 5 in West Burke
North end US 5 / VT 105 in Derby Center
CountryUnited States
CountiesCaledonia, Orleans
Highway system
US 5 US 7
Route 2N.E. Route 3

Vermont Route 5A (VT 5A) is a 26.397-mile-long (42.482 km) state highway in extreme northeastern Vermont. It is an alternate route of U.S. Route 5 (US 5) that travels along the east shore of Lake Willoughby. VT 5A begins at US 5 in West Burke and ends at US 5 and VT 105 in Derby Center, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the Canada–United States border.

VTrans' 2006 Route Log lists the official length of VT 5A to be 19.498 miles (31.379 km), with the last milepost reading at VT 105 in Charleston.[1] However, VT 5A continues along a silent concurrency with VT 105 from Charleston to Derby Center. The only mention of a concurrency between VT 5A and VT 105 is from VT 111 at its western terminus.

Route description

VT 5A begins in the south at an intersection with US 5 in the village of West Burke. Both routes connect Burke with Derby, but VT 5A uses a more direct, easterly route than US 5. VT 5A proceeds north into Orleans County and the town of Westmore traversing through the Willoughby State Forest and along the eastern side of Lake Willoughby before intersecting with the eastern end of VT 16.[1]


New England 2A.svg

While the designation of VT 5A has changed since its initial construction, its routing and function have not. The entirety of modern VT 5A was first designated as New England Interstate Route 2A (NEI 2A), part of the New England road marking system that existed between 1922 and 1927. NEI 2A was designated as an alternate to NEI 2, a designation which covered the entirety of modern US 5. When the New England Interstate system was supplanted by the United States Numbered Highways, NEI 2 was designated as US 5 in 1926 and NEI 2A was redesignated as a state highway.

Major intersections

CaledoniaBurke0.0000.000 US 5 (Lynburke Road) – Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury, BartonSouthern terminus
VT 16 south (Willoughby Lake Road) – Barton
Eastern terminus of VT 16
VT 58 west (Evansville Road) – Evansville, Orleans
Eastern terminus of VT 58
VT 105 east – East Charleston, Island Pond
Southern end of silent concurrency with VT 105
VT 111 east – Morgan
Western terminus of VT 111

US 5 south / VT 105 west to I-91 – Newport

US 5 north (Derby Line Road) – Derby Line
Unsigned northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "2006 (Route Log) AADTs – State Highways" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. June 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2009.

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