Louisiana Highway 30

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Louisiana Highway 30 marker

Louisiana Highway 30
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 28.66 mi (46.12 km)
Major junctions
Southeast end: US 61.svgLouisiana 431.svg US 61/LA 431 south of Gonzales
  Louisiana 44.svg LA 44 in Gonzales
I-10.svg I-10 in Gonzales
Louisiana 73.svg LA 73 in Geismar
Louisiana 42.svg LA 42 in Baton Rouge
I-10.svg I-10 in Baton Rouge
Northwest end: Louisiana 73.svg LA 73 in Baton Rouge
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 29 LA 31

Louisiana Highway 30 (LA 30) is a state highway in Louisiana that serves East Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension Parishes. It spans 28.66 miles (46.12 km) in roughly a southeast/northwest direction.

Route description[edit]

From the southeast, LA 30 begins at an intersection with US 61 and LA 431 halfway between Gonzales and Sorrento. LA 30 then runs due west, intersecting LA 44 and I-10 in Gonzales. It passes the Tanger Factory Mall at its intersection with Interstate 10. LA 30 then turns northwestward and crosses LA 73. While passing various chemical enterprises, the highway enters Iberville Parish before crossing LA 74 at St. Gabriel. The highway then enters East Baton Rouge Parish and eventually the city of Baton Rouge proper, at which time it becomes Nicholson Drive. After passing LA 42 and LSU, it widens to four lanes and turns northward. In its final stretch, it moves into downtown Baton Rouge and crosses Interstate 10 one last time and ends at LA 73 (Government Street).

History[edit]

From 1955 until the 1960s, LA-30 took a much different route past LSU and ended at LA 22 near Darrow. At the southern end of LSU's campus, LA-30 followed present-day Nicholson Extension to then-LA-42 (Highland Road). The highway followed Highland until Gardere Lane (present-day LA-327 Spur). LA-30 went down Gardere to River Road where it followed the Mississippi River from south East Baton Rouge Parish to Ascension Parish. In the 1960s, the road took its present routing when Nicholson was extended from LSU to Gonzales.

Major intersections[edit]

Parish Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Ascension Brittany US 61 / LA 431 north
  LA 941 south
Gonzales LA 44 (South Burnside Avenue)
I‑10 – New Orleans, Baton Rouge I-10 exit 177
  LA 3251 south
  LA 73 – Dutchtown, Geismar, Carville
Iberville St. Gabriel LA 3115
LA 74 – St. Gabriel, Dutchtown, Carville, Sunshine, St. Gabriel Historic Catholic Church
East Baton Rouge   LA 1248 north (Bluebonnet Boulevard)
Gardere
LA 327 Spur (Gardere Lane)
Baton Rouge LA 42 east (Burbank Avenue)
LA 327 south (Skip Bertman Drive)
I‑10 west – Port Allen, Lafayette I-10 exit 155A
LA 73 south (Government Street) to I‑10
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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