Utah State Route 35

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State Route 35
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-109
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 62.012 mi[1] (99.799 km)
Existed: 1910 as a state highway; 1927 as SR-35 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR‑32 in Francis
  SR‑208 near Tabiona
East end: SR‑87 near Duchesne
Highway system
SR-34 SR-36

State Route 35 is a highway in northern Utah connecting SR-32 in Francis to SR-87 in Duchesne in a span of sixty-two miles.

Route description[edit]

From its western terminus in Francis, the highway runs southeast to the junction of Soapstone Basin Road, where it turns south. Afterwards it heads in an easterly direction to Hanna, where it turns southeast and then east to the eastern terminus near Duchesne. Located less than an hour from Downtown Salt Lake City, this route is a favorite day ride for many Wasatch-front locals.

History[edit]

The road from Wanship south to Kamas was added to the state highway system in 1910 as part of the route from Salt Lake City to Echo via Park City Junction. In 1914, a branch was added from Kamas southeast to Stewart's Ranch (beyond Woodland); it was extended to Stockmore in 1918.[2] The legislature extended it farther to Tabiona in 1927 and assigned the SR-35 designation to the entire route from (US-530, eventually US-189, now I-80) at Wanship to Tabiona.[3] In 1931, it was extended to US-40 in Duchesne, where it would end for many years.[4] A regional renumbering in 1964 saw the east end cut back to the junction with SR-87 north of Duchesne, as SR-87 was extended south to that city.[2]

State Route 241 was a loop along Bench Creek Road east of Woodland. It was created in 1947[5] and existed until 1969.[6]

When US-189 was created in 1938, it overlapped US-40 between Heber and Kimball Junction,[citation needed] but it was soon modified to leave US-40 at Hailstone (now under the Jordanelle Reservoir) and mostly follow the present SR-32 through Kamas to Wanship (including what was then SR-35 north of Francis).[7] For a time, US-189 was moved back to the 1938 routing, with US-189 Alternate on the Kamas route,[8] but by the 1977 renumbering it was back in Kamas, and SR-35 was removed from the Francis-Wanship roadway (where it had not been signed for many years). In 1989, SR-35 became part of a new SR-32 as one of many changes caused by the flooding of the Jordanelle Reservoir, but the changes were partially reverted in 1990, and SR-35 was restored to its 1977 alignment.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[9] Mile[1] Junction Notes
Summit Francis 0.000 0.000 SR‑32Jordanelle, Kamas Western terminus
Duchesne Tabiona 44.939 72.322 SR‑208 south (36000 West)
Talmage 62.012 99.799 SR‑87 – Duchesne Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State Route 35 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation. 
  2. ^ a b c Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: Route 35 PDF (15.6 MB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. "35. From Wanship Summit county, via Peoa Kamas and Stockmore to Tabiona Duchesne county." 
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1931). "Chapter 55: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. "(35) From Wanship, Summit county, on route 4 via Peoa, Kamas, Stockmore, and Tabiona to Duchesne." 
  5. ^ Utah State Legislature (1947). "Chapter 49". Session Laws of Utah. "Route 241. From route 35 at Woodland southeasterly on south side of Provo River to route 35 near Stewart's Ranch." 
  6. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: Route 241 PDF (2.83 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  7. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1946
  8. ^ Utah State Road Commission (Rand McNally), Utah Official Highway Map, 1956
  9. ^ "State Highway Map". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 5 April 2008.