Special routes of U.S. Route 30
- 1 Existing
- 1.1 Saint Helens business loop
- 1.2 Portland bypass
- 1.3 Ontario business loop
- 1.4 Green River business loop
- 1.5 Rock Springs business loop
- 1.6 Rawlins business loop
- 1.7 Marshalltown business loop
- 1.8 Tama–Toledo business loop
- 1.9 Cedar Rapids emergency route
- 1.10 Dalton alternate route
- 1.11 Bedford business loop
- 1.12 Everett business loop
- 1.13 Chester County business loop
- 2 Former
- 2.1 Portland business loop
- 2.2 Portland alternate route
- 2.3 Idaho-Utah-Wyoming southern route
- 2.4 Nebraska–Iowa alternate route
- 2.5 Central Iowa alternate route
- 2.6 Clinton alternate route
- 2.7 Chicago alternate route
- 2.8 Aurora business route
- 2.9 Illinois toll route
- 2.10 US 30S in Ohio
- 2.11 Allegheny County truck route
- 2.12 Philadelphia bypass
- 3 References
Saint Helens business loop
|Location||Saint Helens, Oregon|
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U.S. Route 30 Bypass is the Northeast Portland Highway No. 123. It runs along the following streets before rejoining US 30/I-84 in Fairview: N.W. Bridge Avenue, St. Johns Bridge, N. Philadelphia Avenue, N. Ivanhoe Street, N. Richmond Avenue, N. Lombard Street, N.E. Lombard Street, N.E. Portland Highway, N.E. Killingsworth Street, and N.E. Sandy Boulevard. It terminates at US 30/I-84 at the N.E. 238th Drive interchange.
Ontario business loop
Green River business loop
|Location||Green River, Wyoming|
Rock Springs business loop
|Location||Rock Springs, Wyoming|
Rawlins business loop
Marshalltown business loop
U.S. Route 30 Business is a business route that runs along Iowa Avenue in Marshalltown, Iowa. The route runs on the former alignment of US 30 through the town, a 1950s-era bypass of Marshalltown that was bypassed in 1997 by a freeway 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) south of the original bypass.
Tama–Toledo business loop
U.S. Route 30 Business is a business route located in Tama and Toledo. In the early 2010s, a new freeway was built for US 30 between the two towns. When the freeway opened, the business route was designated along the old route.
Cedar Rapids emergency route
|Location||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
U.S. Route 30 Emergency is an emergency bypass of a segment of the US 30 freeway bypass of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since the Cedar Rapids bypass of US 30 was completed in 1985, on occasion, traffic has had to be rerouted off the road. The bypass's proximity to the Union Pacific Railroad mainline resulted in an elevated roadway between Edgewood Road and Sixth Street SW. When strong winds come from the south, fog produced by an Archer Daniels Midland plant adjacent to the highway billows over the road making driving dangerous. The Iowa DOT set up an emergency detour from Edgewood Road SW north to 16th Avenue SW east to 6th Street SW back to US 30. The frequency of fog-related detours has decreased in recent years due to improved technology and the plant's expansion and relocation of cooling towers away from the highway.
Dalton alternate route
U.S. Route 30 Alternate is a 3-mile (4.8 km) alternate route through downtown Dalton, Ohio. It follows the original route of US 30 through town, while the mainline designation follows a 4-lane bypass.
Bedford business loop
U.S. Route 30 Business is a 3-mile (4.8 km) business loop through the borough of Bedford, Pennsylvania. In 1970, US 30 became a freeway around the town, to avoid congestion for travellers along the Pennsylvania Turnpike or U.S. Route 220 (today also Interstate 99), a pair of area freeways from which Bedford was a major travel stop. After the creation of the bypass, the original path of US 30 along Pitt Street became a business route, travelling as a narrow two-lane stretch through the town, with a four-lane segment near some light industrial development before its eastern terminus.
Everett business loop
U.S. Route 30 Business is a 2-mile (3.2 km) business loop through the borough of Everett, Pennsylvania. In 1982, a freeway bypass was constructed around the town because of its low-speed limits and lack of opportunities for highway widening. As a result, the original alignment of US 30 became a business route. It is two lanes through the small, crowded town. Near the eastern edge of the routing, alternate third passing lines are provided, as the road traverses a county park and a golf course.
Chester County business loop
|Location||Chester County, Pennsylvania|
|Length||18.79 mi (30.24 km)|
U.S. Route 30 Business is a 19-mile (31 km) business route of U.S. Route 30 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The route preserves the former alignment of US 30 between Sadsbury Township and East Whiteland Township. U.S. Route 30 follows a limited-access bypass between these two points.
U.S. Route 30 Business runs east from the west end of the US 30 bypass in Sadsbury Township on the Lincoln Highway, a short distance east of Pennsylvania Route 10. It heads east into Valley Township and into the city of Coatesville. In Coatesville, US 30 Business shares a brief concurrency with Pennsylvania Route 82. It runs through the heart of the city before crossing into Caln Township. Through Caln Township, between Coatesville and Downingtown, the route parallels the Amtrak Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line to the north. In Thorndale, US 30 Business intersects the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 340.
US 30 Business continues into Downingtown, where it is known as Lancaster Avenue. In the center of Downingtown, the route features a brief concurrency with U.S. Route 322. The route then runs concurrent with U.S. Route 322 Truck, which provides a truck bypass of a low clearance underpass on US 322. The two routes intersect the southern termini of both Pennsylvania Route 282 and Pennsylvania Route 113 before splitting at the intersection with Quarry Road in East Caln Township, where US 322 Truck turns south. At that intersection, US 30 Business features an interchange with the US 30 bypass, with access to and from eastbound US 30 provided by Quarry Road.
The road then enters West Whiteland Township, where it resumes the name of Lincoln Highway. In Exton, it intersects Pennsylvania Route 100 near the Exton Square Mall. U.S. Route 30 Business then continues into East Whiteland Township, where it ends at an interchange with the eastern end of the US 30 bypass and the U.S. Route 202 expressway.
The entire route is in Chester County.
|West Sadsbury Township||0.00||0.00||US 30 west (Downingtown-Coatesville Bypass/Lincoln Highway)||Interchange, western terminus|
|Coatesville||5.09||8.19||PA 82 south (Strode Avenue)||West end of PA 82 overlap|
|5.50||8.85||PA 82 north (1st Avenue)||East end of PA 82 overlap|
|Caln Township||9.74||15.68||PA 340 west (Bondsville Road) – Wagontown||Eastern terminus of PA 340|
|Downingtown||11.98||19.28||US 322 west (Manor Avenue) to US 30||West end of US 322 overlap|
|12.16||19.57||US 322 east (Brandywine Avenue) – West Chester||East end of US 322 overlap, west end of US 322 Truck overlap|
|12.30||19.79||PA 282 west (Green Street)||Eastern terminus of PA 282|
|12.68||20.41||PA 113 north (West Uwchlan Avenue) to Penna Turnpike||Southern terminus of PA 113|
|East Caln Township|
US 322 Truck east (Quarry Road)
|Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 322 Truck|
|13.91||22.39||US 30 (Downingtown-Coatesville/Exton Bypass) – Coatesville, Lancaster, King of Prussia||Interchange|
|West Whiteland Township||16.48||26.52||PA 100 (Pottstown Pike) – Pottstown, West Chester|
|West Whiteland Township||18.79||30.24|| US 30 (Exton Bypass/Lancaster Avenue) – Downingtown|
US 202 – King of Prussia, West Chester
|Interchange, eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Downingtown business loop alternate truck route
U.S. Route 30 Business Alternate Truck
U.S. Route 30 Business Alternate Truck (US 30 Bus. Alt. Truck) is a truck route of US 30 Bus. around a weight-restricted bridge over the East Branch Brandywine Creek in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, on which trucks over 36 tons and combination loads over 40 tons are prohibited. The route follows US 322, the US 30 freeway, and PA 113. US 30 Bus. Alt. Truck runs concurrent with US 322 Alt. Truck along US 30 and PA 113.
Portland business loop
|Length||5.56 mi (8.95 km)|
U.S. Route 30 Business was a 5.56-mile-long (8.95 km) business route for U.S. Route 30 in eastern Portland, Oregon, running along Burnside Street and Sandy Boulevard. Unlike a standard business route, neither end was at US 30 - the west end was at Oregon Route 99E (Martin Luther King Boulevard and Grand Avenue; Pacific Highway East) at the east end of the Burnside Bridge, and the east end was at U.S. Route 30 Bypass (Northeast Portland Highway) at the Interstate 205 interchange. It crossed US 30, which is concurrent with Interstate 84, at around its midpoint. The whole route was the Sandy Boulevard Highway No. 59 (see Oregon highways and routes) until July 10, 2003, when it was given to the city (along with an adjacent part of Route 99E a month later). The US 30 Business designation was removed from what had become a city street on July 5, 2007.
Though the west end was just south of an interchange with US 30/I-84, there are no ramps pointing in the correct direction. The reason for this strange end is that US 30 originally exited I-84 there and ran south on Route 99E, and then turned west onto the Burnside Bridge through downtown. (It continued along Burnside Street, 18th Avenue/19th Avenue, Vaughn Street, Wardway Street and St. Helens Road.) When US 30 was realigned to use Interstate 5 and Interstate 405 around the north side of downtown, US 30 Business remained the same (except for a one-block extension west from Route 99E northbound, resulting in a milepost of -0.05 for the west end at Route 99E southbound).
|−0.05||−0.080||To I-5 south / Burnside Bridge to Naito Parkway – Salem||Continuation beyond OR 99E|
|−0.05||−0.080||OR 99E south (Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)|
|0.00||0.00||OR 99E north (Northeast Grand Avenue) to I-5 north / I-84 east / US 30 east – Oregon City, Salem|
|0.36||0.58||East Burnside Street|
|1.89||3.04||I-84 / US 30 (Banfield Expressway) to I-5 – Portland City Center|
|4.52||7.27||OR 213 (Northeast 82nd Avenue)|
US 30 Byp. (Columbia Boulevard, Sandy Boulevard) to I-205
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Portland alternate route
|Location||Portland – Troutdale|
U.S. Route 30 Alternate was an alternate of U.S. Route 30. The route began at U.S. 30 at the intersection of Bunside and Sandy, and ran along Burnside Street, Gilham Avenue, Thorburn Street, Washington Street and Stark Street (alternately known as Baseline Road due to being the baseline of the Willamette Stone), before rejoining U.S. 30 at the intersection of Stark and Crown Point Highway. It stemmed from the desire by the city of Gresham, Oregon to be connected to U.S. 30. The route existed in maps from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, but has long since been deleted.
Idaho-Utah-Wyoming southern route
|Location||Burley, Idaho–Granger, Wyoming|
U.S. Route 30 South or US 30S was an initially a split route, and later an alternate route, of US Route 30 between Burley, Idaho and Granger, Wyoming. US 30S followed the general route of today's Interstate 84 across Idaho and western Utah, and Interstate 80 across eastern Utah and Wyoming. The route was decommissioned in the 1970s.
In the initial proposals for the US Highway System, all of US Route 30 was to follow the Lincoln Highway, with the western terminus at Salt Lake City, Utah. The Lincoln Highway Association was upset as refinements to the initial proposal modified the route of US 30 to break from the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming and proceed to the Pacific Northwest, as they were assured that the Lincoln Highway would have a single numerical designation. Utah was upset at these modifications, as they would completely remove the US 30 routing in that state. Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho and Utah all made conflicting proposals for the route. As a compromise, a split route was approved. In the approved U.S. Highway System numbering plan in 1926, US Route 30 split between Idaho and Wyoming. US 30N, the northern route, passed directly from Wyoming to Idaho, while a southern route entered Utah. Eventually the northern route became mainline US Route 30, leaving US 30S as an alternate route.
In the state of Utah's route logs, US Route 30S is acknowledged as late as 1970 in numerous highway transfer resolutions as segments of interstates 80 and 80N were completed. However, all references to US 30S are gone from the state's highway resolutions by the time the state requested a designation change of I-80N to its modern designation of I-84 in 1977.
In all three states, the freeway replacements used shorter, straighter alignments compared to the former US 30S; some small towns were bypassed when the two lane roads were replaced with freeways. A significant case is at the Idaho state line, where the I-84 crosses several miles to the east of the former US 30S. The former alignment of US 30S in this area is now designated Idaho State Highway 81, Utah State Route 42 and a portion of Utah State Route 30. Another significant deviation is at the eastern terminus of US 30S, where Intestate 80 was routed several miles south of Granger, bypassing the town.
Nebraska–Iowa alternate route
|Location||Near Clarks, Nebraska–Missouri Valley, Iowa|
U.S. Highway 30 Alternate was an alternate route of US 30 that ran between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, Iowa. The route was created on the former US 30 alignment by the mid-1930s when US 30 was routed west of Missouri Valley on old Iowa Highway 130. By the end of the 1960s, US 30 Alternate became Iowa Highway 183.
Central Iowa alternate route
U.S. Highway 30 Alternate (US 30 Alternate) was a former mainline routing of US 30 through central Iowa that was bypassed by a four-lane highway in 1973. The alternate route began in Ogden, where the bypass began, and passed through Boone, Ames, Nevada, Colo, and State Center. The route ended between State Center and Marshalltown. It was in service for eight years before it became Iowa 930, which was an unsigned highway.
Clinton alternate route
U.S. Route 30 Alternate was an alternate route of US 30 that ran through Clinton, Iowa. In 1955, US 30 was rerouted over the Gateway Bridge across the Mississippi River, and Iowa Highway 136 was designated to cross the Lyons-Fulton Bridge. However, by 1957, the old alignment through Clinton and across the Lyons-Fulton Bridge was numbered U.S. Route 30 Alternate. By the end of the 1960s, US 30 Alternate reverted to Iowa Highway 136.
Chicago alternate route
U.S. Route 30 Alternate was an alternate route of US 30 after U.S. Route 330 was decommissioned in 1942. It ran from Sterling through Chicago to Lynwood near the Illinois-Indiana state line. By the early 1970s, the alternate route was removed and partly replaced by Illinois Route 38.
Aurora business route
U.S. Route 30 City (later named U.S. Route 30 Business) was a business route for US 30. By 1959, US 30 was rerouted south of Sugar Grove after the southern bypass was completed. The old route that ran through Aurora was designated as a business route. It followed Galena Boulevard and Hill Avenue. In 1970, the business route was decommissioned entirely.
Illinois toll route
|Location||Ford Heights-Aurora, Illinois|
U.S. Route 30 Toll was the original designation for the East-West Tollway, which opened on November 21, 1958. In the 1960s, this road became Illinois Route 190 before becoming Illinois Route 5 and now I-88.
US 30S in Ohio
Between Van Wert and Mansfield, Ohio, US 30 split into a more direct route as US 30 N and a less direct route, US-30S. U.S. Route 30S, a divided U.S. route of US 30 until November 1973 when what was US 30N became the mainline of US 30. US 30S was numbered in the 1920s to avoid conflict from local business owners worried about the diversion of traffic from their shops along the southern route.
The whole of old US 30S in Ohio is now Ohio State Highway 309.
Allegheny County truck route
|Location||Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|
U.S. Route 30 Truck was a truck route around a weight-restricted bridge over the South Fork Montour Run in North Fayette Township near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on which trucks over 29 tons and combination loads over 40 tons are prohibited. The route followed Clinton Road and Interstate 376.
|Location||Bryn Mawr-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
U.S. Route 30 Bypass (US 30 Byp.) was a bypass route of a section of US 30 between Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. It was also known as U.S. Route 30 Alternate (US 30 Alt.) in Philadelphia. The route began at US 30 in Bryn Mawr and headed southeast on County Line Road, forming the border between Delaware County to the southwest and Montgomery County to the northeast. US 30 Byp. fully entered Delaware County and continued through suburban areas as Haverford Road. The road curved into Montgomery County, where it passed through Penn Wynne, before it crossed into Philadelphia at the US 1/US 13 Byp. (City Avenue) intersection, where it became Haverford Avenue. The bypass route continued east along Haverford Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue, reaching its eastern terminus at another intersection with US 30. PA 201 was originally designated along Haverford Road and Haverford Avenue by 1928, running between US 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Bryn Mawr and US 30 (Lancaster Avenue) in Philadelphia. US 30 Byp. was cosigned with PA 201 by 1940, continuing east from PA 201's eastern terminus along Lancaster Avenue, then becoming concurrent with US 1/US 13 on Powelton Avenue, 31st/32nd Streets, and Spring Garden Street before rejoining US 30 across the Schuylkill River at Eakins Oval. By 1950, PA 201 was decommissioned. In the 1950s, the eastern terminus of US 30 Byp. was rerouted along Lansdowne Avenue to end at US 30. US 30 Byp. was decommissioned in the 1960s.
- Major intersections
|Radnor Township–Lower Merion Township line||US 30 (Lancaster Avenue)||Western terminus|
|Lower Merion Township–Philadelphia line|
US 1 / US 13 Byp. (City Avenue)
|Philadelphia||Philadelphia||US 30 (Lancaster Avenue)||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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