Utah State Route 259

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For the former highway, see Utah State Route 259 (1957-1977).

State Route 259 marker

State Route 259
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-131
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 0.345 mi[1] (0.555 km)
Existed: 1992 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR‑24 in Vermillion
  I‑70 / US‑89 in Vermillion
North end: Sign indicating start of Federal Route 2570 in Vermillion
Highway system
SR‑258 SR‑260

State Route 259 is a short highway within Sevier County in central Utah connecting Interstate 70 to SR-24.

Route description[edit]

From its southern terminus with SR-24, the highway heads northwest and veers more toward the north before meeting Interstate 70. Two-hundredths of a mile later, the route terminates at a sign indicating the beginning of Federal Route 2570.

History[edit]

SR-259 was added to the state highway system in 1992 as a connection from the new I-70 to SR-24 (signed as US-89 until 1992).[2] Although the road that continues north from I-70 is former US-89, SR-259 is not; the original alignment is State Street, crossing the ca. 1950[3] bypass (now SR-118) into SR-24.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Sevier County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Vermillion 0.000 0.000 SR‑24 – Aurora, Salina, Loa Southern terminus
0.269–
0.287
0.433–
0.462
I‑70 / US‑89 – Salina, Green River Exit 48 (I-70)
0.345 0.555 Beginning of Federal Route 2570 sign Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing