Special routes of U.S. Route 6

Several special routes of U.S. Route 6 exist. In order from west to east they are as follows.

U.S. Route 6 marker

U.S. Route 6
Highway system

ExistingEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationHelper, Utah

UtahEdit

Helper business loopEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US-6 Bus.) is a short highway serving the downtown areas of Helper, Utah. The route begins at an at-grade intersection with US-6/US-191 southwest of Helper and proceeds east on Poplar Street to Main Street; this portion is co-signed with SR-157. The route turns north onto Main Street, passing through downtown Helper. After curving to the northwest and again to the west, the route ends at a diamond interchange (exit 232) on US-6/US-191.[1]

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationPrice, Utah

Price business loopEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US-6 Bus.) is a short highway that loops around the town of Price in central Utah, beginning and ending at US-6/US-191 in a span of 3 miles (4.8 km). SR-55 is cosigned with the route.

NebraskaEdit

 

 

U.S. Highway 6 Business
LocationHastings, Nebraska

Hastings business loopEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US-6 Bus.) runs for approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 km) through Hastings, north of mainline U.S. 6. It crosses US-34 downtown, before that route turns west to run concurrently with US-6.

OhioEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationNapoleon, Ohio

Napoleon business routeEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US-6 Bus.) runs along Ohio State Route 108 and Ohio State Route 110 in Napoleon, Ohio.
The entire route is in Henry County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Napoleon0.000.00    US 6 / US 24 / SR 108 north (Scott Street) – Defiance, Wauseon, MaumeeWestern terminus; western end of concurrency with SR 108; exit 40 (US 6 / US 24)
1.492.40   SR 110 begins / Riverview Avenue – Henry County HospitalRiverview Avenue former SR 424; western end of concurrency with SR 110; western terminus of SR 110
Maumee River1.58–
1.74
2.54–
2.80
Bridge over the Maumee River
Napoleon1.792.88  SR 108 south (S. Perry Street) / W. Maumee Avenue – HolgateEastern end of concurrency with SR 108
Harrison Township5.709.17   US 6 / SR 110 – Bryan, Grand Rapids, Bowling GreenEastern terminus; eastern end of concurrency with SR 110
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Western Greater Cleveland alternate routeEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Alternate
LocationRocky River-Cleveland, Ohio
Length7.30 mi[2] (11.75 km)
Existed1969[3]–present

U.S. Route 6 Alternate (US 6 Alt.) is an east–west alternate route of US 6 located in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, traveling 7.3 miles (11.7 km). Its western terminus is at US 6 in Rocky River, Ohio, just west of the Rocky River, overlapping US 6's connection with SR 2; its eastern terminus is just west of the Cuyahoga River in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. US 20 and SR 113 travel concurrent with US 6 Alt. for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) while they cross the Rocky River. Nearly all of its 7-mile (11 km) span follows Detroit Avenue's alignment through Lakewood and Cleveland, which also carried US 20 Alt. for a time.[3] The far western portion in Rocky River follows Detroit Road and Old Lake Road.

US 6 Alt. exists to provide a route for truck traffic, as commercial vehicles are prohibited on Clifton Boulevard.[citation needed]

PennsylvaniaEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationWarren, Pennsylvania
Length3.89 mi (6.26 km)

Warren business loopEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) is a 4-mile (6.4 km) loop through the city center of Warren, Pennsylvania. In 1989, a freeway bypass for US 6 was completed on the southside of the Allegheny River, while the original routing plus a connecting bridge were designated as a business loop. Except for following Ludlow Street near its western terimus, the route mostly follows Pennsylvania Avenue. It is cosigned with US 62 for the westernmost 1.24 miles (2.00 km) of its route.

The entire route is in Warren County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Warren0.000.00   US 6 / US 62 south (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Corry, Irvine, SheffieldWestern terminus; western end of concurrency with US 62; interchange
1.242.00  US 62 north (Laurel Street) – North WarrenEastern end of concurrency with US 62
Mead Township3.896.26  US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Sheffield, Corry, Clarendon, Chapman State ParkEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationTunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Length1.96 mi (3.15 km)

Tunkhannock business loopEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) is a 2-mile-long (3.2 km) loop through the borough of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. The route was signed in 2000, as a wider (but still two-lane) by-pass was constructed along the Susquehanna River to avoid the narrow old alignment. The business loop, also known as Tioga Street, is the main artery of the town.

The entire route is in Wyoming County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Tunkhannock Township0.000.00  US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Towanda, Nicholson, ScrantonWestern terminus; interchange
Tunkhannock1.352.17   PA 29 (Bridge Street) – Montrose, Wilkes Barre, Skyhaven Airport
1.963.15   US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) / PA 92 – Towanda, Pittston, ScrantonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationLackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Length14.545 mi[4] (23.408 km)

Scranton–Carbondale business loopEdit

U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.) is a 14-mile-long (23 km) loop through northern suburbs of the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The route was formed in 1999, after a freeway bypass was constructed. The route begins as a four-lane undivided highway, featuring a variety of businesses but avoiding the centers of suburbs like Dickson City and Blakely. It then becomes a two-lane route and skirts north of the narrow suburban finger by traveling through Archbald Pothole State Park and Pennsylvania forestry land. Upon entering Carbondale, the route dips south back into suburban development and serves as a narrow two-lane street for the remainder of its route.

The entire route is in Lackawanna County.

Locationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Scranton0.0000.000  US 11 north (Northern Boulevard / Scranton Expressway) / Oak Street – Clarks Summit, ScrantonWestern terminus; interchange
0.2290.369   I-81 / US 6 – Binghamton, Wilkes-BarreExit 191 (I-81 / US 6)
Blakely3.2875.290Hulls Creek Road to   PA 347 (Scott Road) – Dickson City, Justus
Archbald5.2148.391  PA 247 (Wildcat Road) – Jessup, Scott Township
Jermyn8.34513.430  PA 107 (Heart Lake Road/Rushbrook Street) – Jermyn, Mayfield, Tompkinsville, Lackawanna River Heritage TrailInterchange
Carbondale12.23419.689  PA 106 west (Salem Avenue) – Greenfield TownshipEastern terminus of PA 106
12.52020.149  PA 171 north (Belmont Street) – Simpson, Vandling, Forest CitySouthern terminus of PA 171
Carbondale Township14.54523.408  US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Honesdale, DunmoreEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

New YorkEdit

    
  

U.S. Route 6 Alternate / U.S. Route 202 Alternate
LocationCortlandt
Length10.79 mi[5] (17.36 km)

Cortlandt alternate routeEdit

U.S. Route 6 Alternate / U.S. Route 202 Alternate (US 6 Alt. / US 202 Alt.) is a 10.8-mile (17.38 km) alternate route of US 6 and US 202 in southern Putnam County and northern Westchester County. It begins where US 6 and US 202 meet NY 9D at the eastern foot of the Bear Mountain Bridge, and follows NY 9D north to NY 403 in Garrison. From there, it heads south on NY 403 and US 9 to rejoin US 6 and US 202 at the traffic circle north of Peekskill.[6] The route serves as a bypass of the segment of US 6 and US 202 known as Bear Mountain Bridge Road, a sharply winding route along the Hudson River. This bypass is an important route for commercial vehicles which cannot traverse Bear Mountain Bridge Road, though they are permitted to do so.

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
WestchesterCortlandt0.000.00      US 6 / US 202 / NY 9D begin to US 9W / Palisades Parkway south – Peekskill, Bear Mountain, Bear Mountain BridgeSouthern terminus; southern end of concurrency with NY 9D; southern terminus of NY 9D
PutnamGarrison4.547.31     NY 9D north (Upper Station Road) / NY 403 begin / CR 12 west (Lower Station Road) – Cold Spring, Garrison Station, Garrison Landing, Boscobel Historic SiteNorthern end of concurrency with NY 9D; western end of concurrency with NY 403; western terminus of NY 403; eastern terminus of CR 12
Graymoor6.8110.96   US 9 north / NY 403 end – FishkillEastern end of concurrency with NY 403; eastern terminus of NY 403; western end of concurrency with US 9
WestchesterCortlandt9.9416.00Highland Avenue to   Bear Mountain State Parkway – YorktownInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
10.7917.36    US 6 / US 9 south / US 202 – Peekskill, Bear Mountain, Camp SmithAnnsville Circle; eastern terminus; eastern end of concurrency with US 9
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highlands truck routeEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Truck
LocationWoodburyHighlands
Length12.22 mi (19.67 km)

U.S. Route 6 Truck (US 6 Truck) is a 12.22-mile (19.67 km) truck route of US 6 in eastern Orange County. It begins at the trumpet interchange with US 6 and NY 293 in Woodbury near Harriman State Park, and the route follows NY 293. It heads northwest for 6.82-mile (10.98 km), where it meets US 9W and NY 218 in Highlands. Here, NY 293 ends, and US 6 Truck starts its concurrency with US 9W, heading south. From there, the two routes run concurrently until the Bear Mountain Circle, where the route rejoins US 6 and meets US 202, in Highlands near Bear Mountain State Park. The route serves as a bypass for the segment of US 6 known as the Long Mountain Parkway, which is limited to passenger cars only.

The entire route is in Orange County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Woodbury0.000.00   US 6 (Long Mountain Parkway) / NY 293 begin – Central Valley, Chester, PeekskillInterchange; western terminus; western terminus of Long Mountain Parkway; western end of concurrency with NY 293
Highlands6.8210.98    US 9W north / NY 218 north / NY 293 end – Newburgh, West PointInterchange; eastern end of concurrency with NY 293; northern terminus of NY 293; western end of concurrency with US 9W and NY 218
7.5812.20  NY 218 south – West Point, Highland FallsInterchange; eastern end of concurrency with NY 218
9.5315.34  NY 218 north – West Point, Highland Falls, West Point Visitor CenterInterchange; southern terminus of NY 218
12.2219.67   US 6 west / Palisades Parkway south – Central Valley, New JerseyBear Mountain Circle; eastern terminus; eastern end of concurrency with US 9W; northern terminus of Palisades Interstate Parkway; Bear Mountain Bridge tolled eastbound
   US 9W south / US 202 west – Haverstraw, Bear Mountain State Park
   US 6 east / US 202 east – Peekskill, Bear Mountain Bridge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Rhode IslandEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Business
LocationScituate, Rhode Island
Length4.13 mi (6.65 km)

Scituate business routeEdit

In Scituate, US 6 splits into US 6 and U.S. Route 6 Business (US 6 Bus.). The business alignment travels further south along the old turnpike, and is mostly signed as US 6 without a banner. The route is also known as Danielson Pike for its entirety. The bypass is signed mostly as BY-PASS US 6 on sign assemblies but as bannerless US 6 on green guide signs. Most maps and information takes US 6 along the bypass.

The business and bypass cross Route 102 soon after splitting. The western half of the bypass is a two-lane limited access road, with one grade separation — under Gleaner Chapel Road — and one intersection — at Route 102. This newer section ends as it merges with Route 101, once the Rhode Island and Connecticut Turnpike, and now called Hartford Pike. The two parallel alignments cross the Scituate Reservoir and Route 116 before they merge near the east edge of Scituate. This merge was the east end of the Foster and Scituate Turnpike, and was the east end of Route 101 until the early 2000s (when it was truncated to the merge with US 6 Byp.). The Rhode Island and Connecticut Turnpike continued to the Olneyville section of Providence, where it is known as Hartford Avenue. The entire route is in Scituate, Providence County.

mikmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00  US 6 east (North Scituate Bypass) – ProvidenceWestern terminus; no access to US 6 east / from US 6 west
0.200.32   Route 102 (Chopmist Hill Road) to US 6 – Coventry, Glocester
2.173.49Rockland Road – Clayville
3.425.50  Route 116 (West Greenville Road) – Hope, Greenville
4.136.65  US 6 east (Hartford Avenue) – ProvidenceEastern terminus; no access to US 6 west
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

 

U.S. Route 6A
LocationJohnston – Providence, Rhode Island
Length3.70 mi (5.95 km)
Existed1991–present

Johnston-Providence alternate routeEdit

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) is an alternate route of US 6 in Rhode Island. The route begins at US 6 and I-295 in Johnston and follows Hartford Avenue 2.50 miles (4.02 km) through the city. US 6A continues into Providence, traveling 1.20 miles (1.93 km) along Hartford Avenue to its terminus at US 6.

US 6A previously carried mainline US 6 until 1991, when the US 6 designation was moved to the Dennis J. Roberts Expressway replacing the expressway's previous designation of Route 195.

The entire route is in Providence County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Johnston0.000.00   I-295 / US 6 – Woonsocket, North Attleborough, Hartford, Warwick, ProvidenceWestern terminus; exit 9C (I-295)
0.971.56  Route 5 (Atwood Avenue) – Johnston
1.943.12  US 6 east – ProvidenceInterchange
Providence2.584.15  Route 128 north (Killingly Street) – JohnstonSouthern terminus of RI 128
3.705.95   US 6 to Route 10 / Hartford Avenue – Johnston, ProvidenceEastern terminus; interchange; continues as Hartford Avneue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FormerEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6
LocationLansing, Illinois-Lake Station, Indiana

IndianaEdit

Lansing–Lake Station business loopEdit

Business U.S. 6 follows along Ridge Road, the former alignment of U.S. 6 before the route was moved to the Borman Expressway which also carries Interstate 80 and Interstate 94 through the cities of Northwest Indiana. The route begins in Lansing, Illinois and heads east across the state line into Munster, Indiana and travels through Highland, Griffith, the southern part of Gary, and Hobart (where the road is marked as "37th Avenue"). The route ends in Hobart at the intersection of U.S. 6, SR 51 and SR 130.

OhioEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Alternate
LocationCleveland-East Cleveland, Ohio
Existed1936[3]–1967[3]

Eastern Greater Cleveland alternate routeEdit

U.S. Route 6 Alternate (US 6 Alt.) traveled along Euclid Avenue, with US 20 Alt., in Cleveland and East Cleveland from 1936 until 1967, when US 20 was removed from US 6 and routed along Euclid Avenue from Superior Avenue in East Cleveland to Public Square in Cleveland.[3]

Union City bypassEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 6 Bypass
LocationUnion City, Pennsylvania

[citation needed]

ConnecticutEdit

 

U.S. Route 6A
LocationNewton-Southbury, Connecticut

Newtown–Southbury alternate routeEdit

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) between Newtown and Southbury was the original surface routing of US 6 before the formation of expressway that later became I-84; currently Route 816.

Plymouth–Hartford alternate routeEdit

 

U.S. Route 6A
LocationPlymouth-Hartford, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) between Plymouth and Hartford is currently US 6. At this time, the old US 6 went along Route 64 to downtown Waterbury then along Route 10 to Farmington.

Woodbury–Willimantic alternate routeEdit

 

U.S. Route 6A
LocationWoodbury-Willimantic, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) originally connected Woodbury to Willimantic. West of Meriden, this was the original alignment of US 6. When US 6 was reassigned to the former US 6A from Plymouth–Farmington, this became US 6A. This US 6A was subsequently extended through Meriden to Willimantic along modern Route 66. An expressway upgrade was planned for this US 6A. Only a portion of the highway was built and is now I-691.

Coventry–Windham alternate routeEdit

 

U.S. Route 6A
LocationCoventry-Windham, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) between Coventry and Windham was designated when New England Interstate Route 3 (NE-3) was deleted. The route was swapped with the old US 6 in 1939 and finally deleted in 1942 when US 6A became Route 31.

Danielson alternate routeEdit

 

U.S. Route 6A
LocationDanielson, Connecticut

U.S. Route 6A (US 6A) in Danielson was the old routing of US 6 prior to construction of the two-lane freeway.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (February 17, 2019). "US-6 Business Overview (Helper, Utah)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Mileages retrieved from Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams Archived 2002-11-22 at the Wayback Machine unless otherwise noted.
  3. ^ a b c d e Official Transportation Map archive, Ohio Department of Transportation
  4. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference 2014tdr was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Google (June 23, 2018). "Special routes of U.S. Route 6" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 23, 2018.

Oglesby, Scott. "Connecticut US 6A". Connecticut Roads. Kurumi. Retrieved 1 August 2015.