Vermont Roads - VT 14
Onto VT 14/US 302
NB and SB, across from each other, just north of the beginning of VT 14.
It may be blurry, but I made two passes and this is the best this tiny VERMONT 14 square shield came out. It's southbound just before VT 14 heads down the hill into White River Junction, and from that information, Jake Warner was able to get me a clearer version. Click to clear up my photo.
NB at, looking west at, and looking north from the Quechee-West Hartford Bridge. It's about to be replaced by the new, boring concrete bridge immediately to the south.
NB and SB, respectively, at VT 64, showing you the correct style of Vermont state route shield (at least for these state-maintained roads), and including state name shields (click on the second photo for a closeup).
Mysterious concrete post on the right side of VT 14 at VT 64.
All northbound, and none of these routes should be in circles, but rather the new VT green shields. VT 65 is south of VT 64, so it's out of order on this page but it goes with these photos (the 6x routes progress from 66 to 62 as one heads north toward Barre).
Northbound in Barre, old button copy with old shields on it, plus old shields (one viewed through construction netting).
Both southbound. The BGS is on the same pole as those in the second northbound photo above. The old square shield is part of the same sheet of metal as the "SOUTH" and appears to be hand-painted, a definitely unique find; it is found heading south out of the center of Barre.
VT 14 SB and NB at the western end of the US 302 multiplex, on opposite sides of the same gantry pole. That's an I-89 shield - is it time to update these signs yet? Maybe with mention of VT 62 beginning ahead?
Setting the stage for the next two photos, which are a block north of the eastern end of the US 302/VT 14 duplex in Barre, at Elm and Summer Streets.
This very old blinker sits above the intersection. Elm St. (left to right) gets the yellow blinker, while Summer St. (ahead to behind) gets... well, it gets one red blinker and this one yellow blinker! Granted, it's a low traffic intersection, but when three directions of traffic feel they have the right of way, bad things can happen.
Wait, VT 14 turned onto US 302 a block ago... but apparently that hasn't always been the case. One time not terribly long ago (30-40 years, the age of this shield), VT 14 followed Summer Street (the arrow beneath this shield is missing) a block northeast of US 302, until reaching Maple Ave. where it rejoined its current alignment. This explains why Summer St. EB gets a yellow blinker above - traffic priority was for through VT 14 traffic on Summer and Elm. Of course, if that was the case, there needed to be a lot more signs there, and it would have been a lot simpler even then to just put up the red instead.
SB with US 5, no TO about it.
Onto VT 14/US 302
Onto US 5
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