Vermont Route 30
Seth Warner Memorial Highway|
Stone Valley Byway
Map of southern Vermont with VT 30 highlighted in red
|Maintained by VTrans|
|Length||111.870 mi (180.037 km)|
|South end||US 5 / VT 9 in Brattleboro|
|North end||US 7 / VT 125 in Middlebury|
|Counties||Windham, Bennington, Rutland, Addison|
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".
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.
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.) In August 2011, Hurricane Irene heavily damaged large sections of VT 30 and made it impassable for a period of time.
|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 end of concurrency with VT 100|
|30.511||49.103||VT 100 north – South Londonderry, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski Area||Northern end of concurrency with VT 100|
|Bennington||Winhall||39.474||63.527||VT 11 east – Bromley Ski Area, Peru, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski Area||Southern end of concurrency with VT 11|
|US 7 – Rutland, Bennington||Exit 4 (US 7)|
|45.877||73.832||VT 7A south / VT 11 – Manchester Village||Northern end of concurrency with VT 11; southern end of concurrency with VT 7A; western terminus of VT 11|
|45.915||73.893||VT 7A north – Rutland||Northern end of concurrency with VT 7A|
|Rupert||54.021||86.938||VT 315 west – Rupert, Salem NY||Eastern terminus of VT 315|
|Rutland||Pawlet||60.248||96.960||VT 133 north – Middletown Springs, West Rutland||Southern terminus of VT 133|
|64.592||103.951||VT 153 west – West Pawlet||Eastern terminus of VT 153|
|65.522||105.447||VT 149 west – Granville NY||Western terminus of VT 149|
|Poultney||75.550||121.586||VT 31 south||Northern terminus of VT 31|
|75.634||121.721||VT 140 east – East Poultney||Western terminus of VT 140|
|Castleton||82.169||132.238||VT 4A – Hydeville, Fair Haven, Castleton, West Rutland|
|82.746||133.167||US 4 – Fair Haven, Castleton, Rutland||Exit 4 (US 4)|
|Sudbury||93.483||150.446||VT 144 west – Hortonia||Eastern terminus of VT 144|
|95.735||154.071||VT 73 west – Orwell, Ferry to NY State||Southern end of concurrency with VT 73|
|97.917||157.582||VT 73 east – Brandon||Northern end of concurrency with VT 73|
|Addison||Cornwall||107.416||172.869||VT 74 west – West Cornwall, Shoreham, Ferry to NY State||Eastern terminus of VT 74|
|VT 125 west to VT 23 – Weybridge, Bridport, Bridge to NY||Southern end of concurrency with VT 125|
|111.870||180.037||US 7 / VT 125 east – East Middlebury, Brandon, Vergennes||Northern end of concurrency with VT 125|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "Sudbury, Vermont" - Google Maps. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- 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.
- "Scenic and Historic Driving Tours Perfect for the Fall Season". SouthernVermont.com. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
- 1933 Saxton River VT USGS map
- 1935 Brattleboro VT USGS map
- 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.
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