Minnesota State Highway 30

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Trunk Highway 30
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length266 mi[3] (428 km)
Existed1933[1][2]–present
Major junctions
West endSD 34.svg SD 34 near Airlie, at the
Minnesota — South Dakota state line
 US 75.svg MN-23.svg U.S. 75, MN 23 at Pipestone
US 59.svg U.S. 59 at Slayton
US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 at Amboy
I-35.svg I-35 at Ellendale
US 218 (MN).svg U.S. 218 at Blooming Prairie
US 63.svg U.S. 63 from Rochester to Stewartville
I-90.svg I-90 near Rochester
US 52.svg U.S. 52 at Chatfield
East endMN-43.svg MN 43 at Rushford
Location
CountiesPipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Fillmore
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 29MN 32

Minnesota State Highway 30 (MN 30) is a highway in southwest and southeast Minnesota, which runs from South Dakota Highway 34 at the South Dakota state line near Airlie, west of Pipestone, and continues to its eastern terminus at its intersection with Minnesota Highway 43 in Rushford.

Highway 30 is 266 miles (428 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

MN 30 in Amboy

State Highway 30 serves as an east–west route between Pipestone, Slayton, St. James, Stewartville, Chatfield, and Rushford.

Highway 30 parallels U.S. Highway 14 and Interstate Highway 90 throughout its route.

The Pipestone National Monument is located immediately north of Highway 30 in Pipestone.

Lake Shetek State Park is located near Highway 30 in Murray County on the shore of Lake Shetek; the park is located immediately north of the town of Currie and northeast of Slayton.

Highway 30 passes through the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest in Olmsted and Fillmore counties.

History[edit]

State Highway 30 was established in 1933, originally running from Highway 15 to Rushford, it replaced former State Highway 41 from Blooming Prairie to Hayfield. The road was completely gravel at this time except where it overlapped other highways.[1][2]

By 1946, the road was still unpaved except for short sections in and near some towns;[4] the first extended paving was done from Cummingsville to Rushford in 1948 and 1949.[5][6] The remainder of the highway was paved throughout the 1950s; by 1960 it was fully paved.[7] In 1955, the highway was re-routed east of Chatfield to overlap with Highway 74.[6]

Trunk Highway 47
LocationSoutheast Minnesota
Length98 mi[3] (158 km)
Existed1920–1961

In 1961, Highway 30 was extended westward, along the route of what had previously been State Highway 47. (This highway number was simultaneously re-used on another highway in east-central Minnesota.) This extension was paved except for the section between U.S. 71 and the Cottonwood-Watonwan county line;[8][9] this section was paved in 1965.[10]

Highway 47 was originally established November 2, 1920 from Pipestone to Slayton,[11] it was extended west to the South Dakota state line and east to Highway 4 north of St. James in 1933; the entire highway was gravel at this time.[1][2] In 1939, it was realigned to take a direct route to Darfur from U.S. 71, bypassing Comfrey.[12][13][14] By 1940, the roadway was paved from the state line to Westbrook.[14] Paving from Westbrook to U.S. 71 was performed in 1950 and 1951, [15] and through Watonwan County in 1955.[12]

In the late 1970s, Highway 30's overlap with Highway 60 was upgraded to a four-lane expressway.[16]

Future[edit]

There are plans to reroute the highway into the City of Rochester to better serve the Rochester International Airport and improve conditions on U.S. 63.[17]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
PipestoneSweet Township0.0000.000 SD 34 – MadisonWestern terminus; continuation into South Dakota
Pipestone7.71812.421 MN 23 west – JasperWestern end of MN 23 concurrency
7.93712.773 US 75 north / MN 23 east – Lake Benton, MarshallWestern end of US 75 concurrency; eastern end of MN 23 concurrency
8.28513.333 US 75 south – LuverneEastern end of US 75 concurrency
MurrayLake Wilson25.67841.325 MN 91 northWestern end of MN 91 concurrency
25.98341.816 MN 91 south – ChandlerEastern end of MN 91 concurrency
Slayton Township34.07554.838 MN 267 south – IonaNorthern terminus of MN 267
Slayton35.70957.468 US 59 south – WorthingtonSouthern end of US 59 concurrency
Mason Township41.43466.682 US 59 north – MarshallNorthern end of US 59 concurrency
CottonwoodAmboy Township73.689118.591 US 71 – Windom, Redwood Falls
WatonwanNelson Township97.652157.156 MN 4 north – Sleepy EyeNorthern end of MN 4 concurrency
St. James Township104.231167.744 MN 4 south / MN 60 west – Sherburn, WindomSouthern end of MN 4 concurrency, western end of MN 60 concurrency
Rosendale Township CSAH 12 – St. JamesInterchange
Fieldon Township113.915183.328 MN 60 east / MN 15 north – MadeliaEastern end of MN 60 concurrency; northern end of MN 15 concurrency
Antrim Township118.961191.449 MN 15 south – FairmontSouthern end of MN 15 concurrency
Blue EarthShelby Township131.847212.187 US 169 north – MankatoNorthern end of US 169 concurrency
132.203212.760 US 169 south – Blue EarthSouthern end of US 169 concurrency
Mapleton144.310232.244 MN 22 north – MankatoNorthern end of MN 22 concurrency
Mapleton Township146.882236.384 MN 22 south – WellsSouthern end of MN 22 concurrency
WasecaVivian Township157.936254.173 MN 83 north – WaldorfSouthern terminus of MN 83
New Richland Township168.464271.117 MN 13 – Albert Lea, Waseca
SteeleSummit Township179.566–
179.718
288.983–
289.228
I-35 – Albert Lea, Minneapolis, St. PaulI-35 Exit 26; interchange
Blooming Prairie190.903307.229 US 218 north – OwatonnaNorthern end of US 218 concurrency
191.462308.128 US 218 south – AustinSouthern end of US 218 concurrency
DodgeHayfield202.561325.990 MN 56 to I-90 – Dodge Center
OlmstedRochester221.368356.257 US 63 north – RochesterNorthern end of US 63 concurrency
High Forest Township I-90 – Austin, La CrosseI-90 Exits 209A-B; interchange
Stewartville223.892360.319 US 63 southSouthern end of US 63 concurrency
Chatfield239.804385.927 US 52 north – RochesterNorthern end of US 52 concurrency
Fillmore240.303386.730 US 52 south – Preston
MN 74
Southern end of US 52 concurrency; western end of MN 74 currency; southern terminus of MN 74
OlmstedElmira Township244.419393.354 MN 74 north – St. CharlesEastern end of MN 74 concurrency
FillmoreArendahl Township254.517409.605 MN 250 south – LanesboroNorthern terminus of MN 250
Rushford265.503427.286 MN 43Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 1933 Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner Co. Minnesota Highway Department. April 1, 1933. § H-22 through Q-22. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c 1934 Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner Co. Minnesota Highway Department. May 1, 1934. § H-22 through Q-22. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 14, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. ^ 1946 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. May 1, 1946. § H-22 through Q-22. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 5505" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 2305" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  7. ^ 1960 Official Road Map, Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Co. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1960. § G-19 through O-19. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  8. ^ 1961 Official Road Map, Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Co. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1961. § B-19 through G-19. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  9. ^ 1962 Official Road Map - Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. 1962. § B-19 through G-19. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 1702" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  11. ^ Minnesota State Legislature (2010). "§ 161.114, Constitutional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 8307" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  13. ^ 1939 Map of Minnesota Trunk Highway System (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner Co. Minnesota Highway Department. May 1, 1939. § F-21 through G-21. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  14. ^ a b 1940 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. May 1, 1940. § B-22 through H-21. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 1701" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  16. ^ "Construction Project Log Record: Control Section 8309" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  17. ^ Rochester International Airport Sub Area Transportation Study and TH 63 South Corridor Transportation Plan; Study Report #2 (PDF), Minneapolis: SRF Consulting Group, May 2010, retrieved December 1, 2018

External links[edit]

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