Vermont Roads - US 2 - W. of Montpelier/VT 100

US 2 west of Montpelier and US 2/VT 100

The graceful US 2 bridge over Lake Champlain into New York, by winter daylight and summer twilight. Notice the ice fishers out over the lake (not in the summer, though).

The first state highway intersection, VT 225 leads pretty quickly to QC 225. It is not well plowed in winter, and this sign tells you why - it's a town-maintained highway.

Lake Champlain, as seen from the east side of North Hero, with the third lake photo taken from the middle of the bridge that's under reconstruction.

Before we leave Grande Isle, have an embossed sign (southbound) and a state-name shield (VT 314 SB). Because VT 314 is a loop, east is to the right when facing south - US 2 is really north-south along the island.

Another state-name shield at the same intersection, and more directional confusion. There is an NY 314 on the other side, and like VT 314, it doesn't actually lead to the ferry but instead follows a loop, perhaps the most curious case of matched routes across a border.

Looking west on US 2 - and north on US 7 - from Main St. in Burlington.

Old reverse-color supplemental signs aren't the only attraction here - there's also a hidden VT 127 designation lingering from an old routing, although the modern incarnation of 127 does not come up US 2/7 to link to this discontiguous piece.

Button copy just past the I-89 interchange outside Burlington, then a strange warning sign in the opposite direction telling you that the lanes shift right at Dorset St.

A narrow truss crosses the Winooski River just west of VT 117.

Welcome to Waterbury. There's not a whole lot of town, but there's a whole lot of welcome, and this curious monochrome sign from the 1960's (maybe, MAYBE early 1970's) is just the beginning.

In the heart of Waterbury. The NB/WB LGS isn't as cool as the white US 2 EB junction sign, but at least I-89 is black on white.

The gem of my journey, NB/WB in Waterbury, right across from a historic church. I present the far-out photo here, so you only have to click for the close-up. You know the routine by now.

3 years the worse for wear, in 2011.

Heading west on Winooski St. from VT 100/US 2 in Waterbury.

Back east over the bridge, with a view north along the Winooski River.

EB over another Winooski River truss bridge.

Continue east on US 2
Onto VT 100 alone
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Into New York on US 2
Onto US 7
To I-89
Waterbury Non-Roads along US 2/VT 100
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