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Vermont Route 108

Stowe, Vermont Quebec Route 237 Berkshire, Vermont

Vermont Route 108 marker

Vermont Route 108
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway[1]
VT 108 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length45.450 mi[2] (73.145 km)
Major junctions
South end VT 100 in Stowe
 
North end Route 237 at Berkshire
Location
CountiesLamoille, Franklin
Highway system
State highways in Vermont
VT 107VT 109

Vermont Route 108 (VT 108) is a north–south state highway in northern Vermont, United States. Its southern terminus is at VT 100 in Stowe, and its northern terminus is at the Canada–US border in Franklin, where it continues into Quebec past the West Berkshire–Frelighsburg Border Crossing as Route 237. VT 108 is 45.450 miles (73.145 km) long.

Route description

"End VT 108 Scenic" assembly on VT 108 southbound south of Smugglers Notch

VT 108 passes through the area of the Mount Mansfield State Forest. It starts in Stowe and goes through Smugglers' Notch to Jeffersonville. The road cuts through Mount Mansfield. The road is very steep and winding, making it impossible to plow in the winter,[3] so the road is closed usually from late October until May. Tractor-trailers are barred from this section, though several trucks per year attempt traveling through the route and wind up gettting stuck.[4]. Large straight trucks, buses and RVs are strongly encouraged to find other routes year-round. However, skiers come from alternate routes to cross-country, downhill ski, and snow mobile in the Smuggler's Notch Resort. Along the road, there are small parking areas where rock climbing and hiking are popular.

Major intersections

CountyLocation[2]mi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
LamoilleStowe0.0000.000 VT 100Southern terminus
Cambridge17.38327.975 To VT 15 west via Church StreetVillage of Jeffersonville
17.69628.479 VT 15 – Johnson, Morrisville, Cambridge, Essex JunctionVillage of Jeffersonville; roundabout
18.14229.197 VT 109 north – Waterville, BelvidereSouthern terminus of VT 109
FranklinBakersfield27.78544.716 VT 36 west – Fairfield, St. AlbansEastern terminus of VT 36
Enosburg37.04059.610 VT 105 westVillage of Enosburg Falls; southern end of concurrency with VT 105
37.54460.421 VT 105 east – RichfordNorthern end of concurrency with VT 105
Berkshire43.347[5]69.760 VT 118 south – Berkshire, East BerkshireNorthern terminus of VT 118
44.11170.990 VT 120 south – FranklinNorthern terminus of VT 120
45.45073.145 Route 237Continuation into Quebec
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ State of Vermont Board of Libraries (April 28, 2008). "Vermont Named State Highways and Bridges" (PDF). Department of Libraries, State of Vermont. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  2. ^ 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 March 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Travel Guide of America". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  4. ^ Murray, Elizabeth. "Attention tractor trailer drivers: Avoid Smugglers Notch road or face a hefty fine". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  5. ^ Division of Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development (October 2, 2014). "Vermont General Highway Map, Town of Berkshire, Franklin County" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved April 1, 2015.