Vermont Route 30

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Vermont Route 30

Seth Warner Memorial Highway[1]
Stone Valley Byway
VT 30 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by VTrans
Length111.870 mi[2] (180.037 km)
Major junctions
South end US 5 / VT 9 in Brattleboro
Major intersections
North end US 7 / VT 125 in Middlebury
CountryUnited States
CountiesWindham, Bennington, Rutland, Addison
Highway system
VT 26 VT 30A
Route 28N.E. Route 30A

Vermont Route 30 (VT 30) is a 111.870-mile-long (180.037 km) north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Vermont. VT 30 runs from U.S. Route 5 (US 5) and VT 9 in Brattleboro to US 7 and VT 125 in Middlebury. 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

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.


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

US 5 / VT 9 to I-91 – Guilford, Putney
Southern terminus
VT 35 north – Athens, Grafton
Southern terminus of VT 35
VT 100 south – Wardsboro, Wilmington
Southern end of concurrency with VT 100
VT 100 north – South Londonderry, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski Area
Northern end of concurrency with VT 100
VT 11 east – Bromley Ski Area, Peru, Londonderry, Magic Mountain Ski Area
Southern end of concurrency with VT 11
US 7 – Rutland, BenningtonExit 4 (US 7); partial cloverleaf interchange
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
VT 7A north – Rutland
Northern end of concurrency with VT 7A
VT 315 west – Rupert, Salem NY
Eastern terminus of VT 315
VT 133 north – Middletown Springs, West Rutland
Southern terminus of VT 133
VT 153 west – West Pawlet
Eastern terminus of VT 153
VT 149 west – Granville NY
Western terminus of VT 149
VT 31 south
Northern terminus of VT 31
VT 140 east – East Poultney
Western 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); diamond interchange
VT 144 west – Hortonia
Eastern terminus of VT 144
VT 73 west – Orwell, Ferry to NY State
Southern end of concurrency with VT 73
VT 73 east – Brandon
Northern end of concurrency with VT 73
VT 74 west – West Cornwall, Shoreham, Ferry to NY State
Eastern terminus of VT 74

VT 125 to VT 23 – Weybridge, Bridport, Bridge to NY
Roundabout; to VT 23 via VT 125 west
111.870180.037 US 7 – East Middlebury, Brandon, VergennesNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  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. ^ Staff (2020). "Vermont Route 30". Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  4. ^ 1933 Saxton River VT USGS map
  5. ^ 1935 Brattleboro VT USGS map
  6. ^ "What used to be Highway 30 | marquam's_imma | Flickr". 28 August 2011.
  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. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)