Old Salem Rutland Road Mile Marker

and Old Route 3 Project Marker 

Old Salem-Rutland Road Mile Marker Found Near Kahle Road/Rt. 133 Intersection

North View

"8 to Rutland"

South View

"31 to Salem"

Photo of marker in original location

North View

Webster/Preston/Thibault House in upper left corner

Photo of marker in original location

South View

Recent photo of original location of marker

Mile Marker courtesy of Ron Johnson

Information from David Wright,  Middletown Springs Historical Society

Old Route 3 Project Marker Originally Located across from Lincoln Home

Marker was originally located here. (far right of picture)

Full view

This looks like a Project marker. They were used to identify and inventory the beginning or end of a funded project and were installed at the edge of right of way (ROW).  Survey or Construction has not set one of these in quite a while.  To my knowledge it is not needed by VTrans and we have not been replacing them when damaged or missing.


I have reviewed our historic projects via the Agency’s Digital Print Room (DPR) and discovered that the stone marker was installed in 1948 via the Ira-Clarendon roadway project (47S750).  The “S 211(2)” on the stone marker is the project number.  The project upgraded 3.38+/- miles of roadway, installing culverts and smoothing out curves.  The project plans denote the roadway as VT Route 3, predating the current VT-133 designation. 

Joe Kelly, SW Regional Traffic Safety Investigator, Operations & Safety Bureau | Highway Division, July 11, 2022

Neil Lincoln

Neil Lincoln  showed us the Marker Post and location. It's right by his house.  

From:  Brian Sanderson (Apr. 12,  2018)  

Vermont Agency of Transportation

"Well I did some research and got an answer for you regarding the marker post in Ira." 

"You may indeed take it and display it for historical purposes."