Utah State Route 42
|Maintained by UDOT|
|Length:||7.390 mi (11.893 km)|
|Existed:||1912 as a state highway; 1927 as SR-42 – present|
|West end:||SR‑30 Curlew Junction|
|East end:||Idaho state border near Malta, ID|
State Route 42 (SR 42) is a highway completely within Box Elder County that connects SR-30 to former SH-81 at the Idaho border in a span of 7 miles (11 km). The road was formerly part of U.S. Route 30S (US 30S), prior to being bypassed and replaced with what is now signed Interstate 84 (I-84).
From its western terminus at the Idaho border, the highway runs southeast until Cedar Creek, where it turns east-southeast. It continues in this matter until its eastern terminus at SR-30, known as Curlew Junction.
The road from SR-17 (now SR-82) in Tremonton northwest to Snowville became a state highway in 1912 as part of the Midland Trail (which continued to Nevada via present SR-30. The state highway was extended to Idaho in 1921, became part of US 30S in 1926, and received the (unsigned) SR-42 designation in 1927. The route was extended slightly east from Tremonton to SR-41 (now SR-13) in 1945, taking over what had been part of SR-82. When SR-3 was assigned to proposed I-80N in 1962, SR-42 east of the Snowville junction (exit 7) became SR-3. (Later, the portion near Tremonton would be renumbered SR-102.) Finally, in 1969, SR-42 received its present termini, as SR-70 (now SR-30) was extended east over SR-42 to I-84 west of Snowville, and the roadway through Snowville was removed from the state highway system. The American Association of State Highway Officials approved the relocation of US-30S onto I-84 in 1970, after which the first SR-42 signs were placed on the route that had been so designated since 1927.
|Box Elder||0.000||0.000||Utah/Idaho border
|Curlew Junction||7.390||11.893||SR‑30 – Park Valley, Snowville||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Media related to Utah State Route 42 at Wikimedia Commons
- "State Route 42 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation.
- Third Biennial Report of the State Road Commission, 1915, p. 65: "In May, 1912, a road to pass west from Snowville through Park Valley, Rosette and Lucin to the Utah-Nevada line was designated as a State Road. At the following session of the State Legislature, an appropriation of $15000 was made to help in the construction of this road. This appropriation was part of the "Midland Trail" building fund, the Midland Trail being a proposed highway entering the State through Grand County on the east, thence through Emery, Carbon, Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and thence west through Box Elder County around the north end of Great Salt Lake."
- Utah Department of Transportation, State Route History, accessed July 2007
- Bureau of Public Roads, United States System of Highways, November 11, 1926
- Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. "42. From Tremonton northwesterly via Snowville to the Utah-Idaho State line near Strevell, Idaho."
- Utah State Legislature (1945). "Chapter 61: State Roads and Routes". Session Laws of Utah. "Route 42. From Haws Corner on SR-41 northwesterly via Tremonton and Snowville to the Utah-Idaho state line near Strevell, Idaho."
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: PDF (5.31 MB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
- "State Highway Map". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 22 April 2008.