Vermont Route 30

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Vermont Route 30 marker

Vermont Route 30
Seth Warner Memorial Highway[1]
Stone Valley Byway
Map of southern Vermont with VT 30 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length 111.870 mi[2] (180.037 km)
Major junctions
South end US 5 / VT 9 in Brattleboro
 
North end US 7 / VT 125 in Middlebury
Location
Counties Windham, Bennington, Rutland, Addison
Highway system

State highways in Vermont

VT 26VT 30A
Route 28N.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]

View north along VT 30 in Manchester Center

VT 30 starts in a residential neighborhood in Brattleboro and begins to follow the West River northwest through West Dummerston, Newfane, Townshend, and Jamaica. At Jamaica, the route climbs out of the West River valley and into Winhall, passing close to Stratton Mountain and Bromley Mountain ski areas. The route then joins VT 11 and proceeds southwest down the western slopes of the Green Mountains into Manchester, where it has an interchange with US-7. At the roundabout in Manchester Center, it again turns northwest, following the Mettawee River Drainage through the Taconic Mountains in the towns of Dorset, Pawlet, and Wells. In Poultney, VT 30 passes along the eastern edge of Lake St. Catherine State Park. At Poultney, VT 30 takes on a northerly course, then crosses US-4 in Castleton. To the north in Hubbardton, VT 30 runs along the eastern shore of Lake Bomoseen. It then continues almost due north with panoramic views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks along a hilltop through pasture land in the towns of Sudbury, Whiting, and Cornwall. VT 30 then descends and turns northeast, following North Main Street past Middlebury College into a residential section of Middlebury, where it soon terminates at a roundabout with VT 125.

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]

CountyLocation[2]mi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
WindhamBrattleboro0.0000.000 US 5 / VT 9 to I-91 – Guilford, Putney
Townshend16.39126.379 VT 35 – Athens, GraftonSouthern terminus of VT 35
Jamaica22.37536.009 VT 100 south – Wardsboro, WilmingtonSouthern end of concurrency with VT 100
30.51149.103 VT 100 north – South Londonderry, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski AreaNorthern end of concurrency with VT 100
BenningtonWinhall39.47463.527 VT 11 east – Bromley Ski Area, Peru, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski AreaSouthern end of concurrency with VT 11
Manchester44.321–
44.560
71.328–
71.712
US 7 – Rutland, BenningtonExit 4 (US 7)
45.87773.832 VT 7A south / VT 11 – Manchester VillageNorthern end of concurrency with VT 11; southern end of concurrency with VT 7A; western terminus of VT 11
45.915[7]73.893 VT 7A north – RutlandNorthern end of concurrency with VT 7A
Rupert54.02186.938 VT 315 west – Rupert, Salem NYEastern terminus of VT 315
RutlandPawlet60.24896.960 VT 133 north – Middletown Springs, West RutlandSouthern terminus of VT 133
64.592103.951 VT 153 west – West PawletEastern terminus of VT 153
65.522105.447 VT 149 west – Granville NYWestern terminus of VT 149
Poultney75.550121.586 VT 31 southNorthern terminus of VT 31
75.634121.721 VT 140 east – East PoultneyWestern terminus of VT 140
Castleton82.169132.238 VT 4A – Hydeville, Fair Haven, Castleton, West Rutland
82.746133.167 US 4 – Fair Haven, Castleton, RutlandExit 4 (US 4)
Sudbury93.483150.446 VT 144 west – HortoniaEastern terminus of VT 144
95.735154.071 VT 73 west – Orwell, Ferry to NY StateSouthern end of concurrency with VT 73
97.917157.582 VT 73 east – BrandonNorthern end of concurrency with VT 73
AddisonCornwall107.416172.869 VT 74 west – West Cornwall, Shoreham, Ferry to NY StateEastern terminus of VT 74
Middlebury111.475–
111.612
179.402–
179.622
VT 125 west to VT 23 – Weybridge, Bridport, Bridge to NYSouthern end of concurrency with VT 125
111.870180.037 US 7 / VT 125 east – East Middlebury, Brandon, VergennesNorthern end of concurrency with VT 125
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sudbury, Vermont" - Google Maps. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Traffic Research Unit (May 2013). "2012 (Route Log) AADTs for State Highways" (PDF). Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Scenic and Historic Driving Tours Perfect for the Fall Season". SouthernVermont.com. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ 1933 Saxton River VT USGS map
  5. ^ 1935 Brattleboro VT USGS map
  6. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/48600092227@N01/6112016091/in/photostream
  7. ^ Division of Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development (October 3, 2014). "Vermont General Highway Map, Urban Compact of Manchester Center Depot, Bennington County" (PDF). Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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