Nevada State Route 230

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State Route 230 marker

State Route 230
Starr Valley Road
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 13.085 mi[1] (21.058 km)
Existed: 1992 – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑80 in Deeth
East end: I‑80 in Welcome
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 229 SR 231

State Route 230 (SR 230) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is a southern loop route off of Interstate 80 (I-80) between Elko and Wells, serving the communities of Deeth and Welcome and various ranches within Starr Valley. The road follows a "U" shaped path entirely within Elko County, and passes close to the East Humboldt Range. The road was constructed by the early 1960s and designated a state highway by the early 1990s.

Route description[edit]

SR 230 begins at Interstate 80 (I-80) at the Starr Valley Interchange, exit 333.[2] The road heads southward into the community of Deeth, where it meets CR 753.[2] After crossing over the Humboldt River, SR 230 meets Starr Valley Loop, which continues south to SR 229, and crosses the Humboldt River,[3] heading eastward. After about 1.7 miles (2.7 km), the route turns northeast, passing near the edge of the Humboldt National Forest. The road then turns abruptly northward to meet its end at the Welcome Interchange, exit 343 of I-80.[2]

View along SR 230 in Welcome looking westbound

History[edit]

The road has existed as Starr Valley Road since 1962,[4] even before I-80 replaced U.S. Route 40 (US 40) in the area.[5] After I-80 was designated in the area, the bridge over I-80 in Deeth was completed in 1965,[6] and the bridge at the east terminus in 1968.[7] The bridges over the Humboldt and Mary's Rivers were completed in 1983.[3] It was not until 1992, however, until this road was formally designated a state highway by NDOT.[8] Since establishment, the alignment of the route has not changed.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Elko County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Deeth 0.000 0.000 I‑80 I-80 Exit 333
Welcome 13.085 21.058 I‑80 I-80 Exit 343
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Microsoft; Nokia (February 8, 2011). "SR 230" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Humboldt River Bridge". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ 1963-1964 Official Highway Map of Nevada (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ 1962 Elko County Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ "I-80 Interchange Near Deeth". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ "I-80 Bridge East of Elko". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ 1991-1992 Official Highway Map of Nevada (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 8, 2011.