Minnesota State Highway 30

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Trunk Highway 30 marker

Trunk Highway 30
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 266 mi[2] (428 km)
Existed: 1933[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SD 34.svg SD 34 near Airlie and Pipestone,
at the Minnesota — South Dakota state line
  US 75.svg MN-23.svg U.S. 75 , MN 23 at Pipestone
US 59.svg U.S. 59 at Slayton
MN-4.svg MN-60.svg MN 4 , MN 60 at St. James
US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 at Amboy
I-35.svg I-35 at Ellendale
US 218 (MN).svg U.S. 218 at Blooming Prairie
US 63.svg , U.S. 63 from Rochester to Stewartville
I-90.svg I-90 near Rochester
US 52.svg U.S. 52 at Chatfield
East end: MN-43.svg MN 43 at Rushford
Location
Counties: Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Fillmore
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 29 MN 32

Minnesota State Highway 30 is a highway in southwest and southeast Minnesota, which runs from South Dakota Highway 34 at the South Dakota state line near Airlie and Pipestone, and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with Minnesota Highway 43 in Rushford.

Highway 30 is 266 miles (428 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

MN 30 in Amboy

State Highway 30 serves as an east–west route between Pipestone, Slayton, St. James, Stewartville, Chatfield, and Rushford.

Highway 30 parallels U.S. Highway 14 and Interstate Highway 90 throughout its route.

The Pipestone National Monument is located immediately north of Highway 30 in Pipestone.

Lake Shetek State Park is located near Highway 30 in Murray County on the shore of Lake Shetek. The park is located immediately north of the town of Currie and northeast of Slayton.

Highway 30 passes through the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest in Olmsted and Fillmore counties.

History[edit]

State Highway 30 was authorized in 1933.

The section of Highway 30 between the South Dakota state line to State Highway 4 near St. James was originally designated as old State Highway 47 from 1934 to 1963. This section was renumbered 30 in 1963.

In 1940, only the western segment of Highway 30 was paved. In the 1950s, the central portions of Highway 30 were still gravel. Highway 30 was paved in its entirety by 1963.

Future[edit]

There are plans to reroute the highway into the City of Rochester, as seen in the Rochester International Airport Area Plan [3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Pipestone   0.000 0.000 SD 34 Continuation into South Dakota
Pipestone 7.718 12.421 MN 23 West end of MN 23 overlap
7.937 12.773 US 75 / MN 23 West end of US 75 overlap; east end of MN 23 overlap
8.285 13.333 US 75 East end of US 75 overlap
Murray Lake Wilson 25.678 41.325 MN 91 West end of MN 91 overlap
25.983 41.816 MN 91 East end of MN 91 overlap
Slayton Township 34.075 54.838 MN 267
Slayton 35.709 57.468 US 59 South end of US 59 overlap
Mason Township 41.434 66.682 US 59 North end of US 59 overlap
Cottonwood Amboy Township 73.689 118.591 US 71
Watonwan Nelson Township 97.652 157.156 MN 4 North end of MN 4 overlap
St. James Township 104.231 167.744 MN 4 / MN 60 South end of MN 4 overlap, West end of MN 60 overlap
Rosendale Township CR 12 Interchange
Fieldon Township 113.915 183.328 MN 60 / MN 15 East end of MN 60 overlap; north end of MN 15 overlap
Antrim Township 118.961 191.449 MN 15 South end of MN 15 overlap
Blue Earth Shelby Township 131.847 212.187 US 169 North end of US 169 overlap
132.203 212.760 US 169 South end of US 169 overlap
Mapleton 144.310 232.244 MN 22 North end of MN 22 overlap
Mapleton Township 146.882 236.384 MN 22 South end of MN 22 overlap
Waseca Vivian Township 157.936 254.173 MN 83
New Richland Township 168.464 271.117 MN 13
Steele Summit Township 179.566–
179.718
288.983–
289.228
I-35 Interchange
Blooming Prairie 190.903 307.229 US 218 North end of US 218 overlap
191.462 308.128 US 218 South end of US 218 overlap
Dodge Hayfield 202.561 325.990 MN 56
Olmsted Rochester 221.368 356.257 US 63 North end of US 63 overlap
High Forest Township I-90 Interchange
Stewartville 223.892 360.319 US 63 South end of US 63 overlap
Chatfield 239.804 385.927 US 52 North end of US 52 overlap
Fillmore 240.303 386.730 US 52
MN 74
South end of US 52 overlap; west end of MN 74 overlap
Olmsted Elmira Township 244.419 393.354 MN 74 East end of MN 74 overlap
Fillmore Arendahl Township 254.517 409.605 MN 250
Rushford 265.503 427.286 MN 43
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of Routes 26-50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ [1] RIA Area Study