Vermont Route 30

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Vermont Route 30 marker

Vermont Route 30
Seth Warner Memorial Highway[1]
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length: 111.91 mi[2] (180.11 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 5 / VT 9 in Brattleboro
  US 7 in Manchester
US 4 in Castleton
North end: US 7 / VT 125 in Middlebury
Location
Counties: Windham, Bennington, Rutland, Addison
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

VT 26 VT 31
Route 28 N.E. Route 30A

Vermont Route 30 (VT 30) is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Vermont which runs from Brattleboro in the south to Middlebury in the north. The northern portion, from Poultney to Middlebury, was part of the New England road marking system's Route 30, from which VT 30 got its number. The route passes through many historic small towns, and travel writers such as those at Southern Vermont have described the route as "idyllic" and "picturesque".[3]

Route description[edit]

In Poultney, VT 30 passes along the eastern edge of Lake St. Catherine State Park. To the north in Hubbardton, VT 30 runs along the eastern shore of Lake Bomoseen. In Middlebury, VT 30 serves Middlebury College.

History[edit]

New England 30.svg

From 1922 until 1926, New England Route 30 (part of the New England road marking system) ran from Granville, New York, through Poultney (via New York State Route 22A), continuing north through Burlington, to Alburg. The northern sections of Route 30 were assigned in 1926 to U.S. Route 7 (US 7) from Middlebury to Burlington, and to US 2 from Burlington to Alburg. Soon afterwards, Vermont extended the Route 30 designation southeast to its current Brattleboro terminus. (VT 30 to Brattleboro had been in place by 1933.)[4][5] In August 2011, Hurricane Irene heavily damaged large sections of VT 30 and made it impassable for a period of time.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Windham Brattleboro 0.000 0.000 US 5 / VT 9 to I‑91 – Guilford, Putney
Townshend 16.391 26.379 VT 35 – Athens, Grafton Southern terminus of VT 35
Jamaica 22.375 36.009 VT 100 south – Wardsboro, Wilmington Southern terminus of overlap
30.511 49.103 VT 100 north – South Londonderry, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski Area Northern terminus of overlap
Bennington Winhall 39.474 63.527 VT 11 east – Bromley Ski Area, Peru, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski Area Eastern terminus of overlap
Manchester 44.321 71.328 US 7 – Rutland, Bennington Exit 4 (US 7)
45.877 73.832 VT 7A south / VT 11 – Manchester Village Western terminus of VT 11 / VT 30 overlap; western terminus of VT 11; southern terminus of VT 7A / VT 30 overlap
45.915 73.893 VT 7A north – Rutland Northern terminus of overlap
Rupert 54.059 87.000 VT 315 west – Rupert, Salem NY Eastern terminus of VT 315
Rutland Pawlet 60.286 97.021 VT 133 north – Middletown Springs, West Rutland Southern terminus of VT 133
64.630 104.012 VT 153 west – West Pawlet Eastern terminus of VT 153
65.560 105.509 VT 149 west – Granville NY Western terminus of VT 149
Poultney 75.588 121.647 VT 31 south Northern terminus of VT 31
75.672 121.782 VT 140 east – East Poultney Western terminus of VT 140
Castleton 82.207 132.299 VT 4A – Hydeville, Fair Haven, Castleton, West Rutland
82.784 133.228 US 4 – Fair Haven, Castleton, Rutland Exit 4 (US 4)
Sudbury 93.521 150.507 VT 144 west – Hortonia Eastern terminus of VT 144
95.773 154.132 VT 73 west – Orwell, Ferry to NY State Southern terminus of overlap
97.955 157.643 VT 73 east – Brandon Northern terminus of overlap
Addison Cornwall 107.454 172.930 VT 74 west – West Cornwall, Shoreham, Ferry to NY State Eastern terminus of VT 74
Middlebury 111.655 179.691 VT 125 west to VT 23 – Weybridge, Bridport, Bridge to NY Southern terminus of overlap
111.914 180.108 US 7 / VT 125 east – East Middlebury, Brandon, Vergennes Northern terminus of VT 30 / VT 125 overlap
     Concurrency terminus     Closed     Unopened

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