Washington State Route 115

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State Route 115 marker

State Route 115
SR 115 is highlighted in red.
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 101
Defined by RCW 47.17.217
Maintained by WSDOT
Length: 2.28 mi[2] (3.67 km)
Existed: 1973[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Point Brown Avenue in Ocean Shores
North end: SR 109 in Oyehut-Hogan's Corner
Location
Counties: Grays Harbor
Highway system
SR 113 SR 116

State Route 115 (SR 115) is a 2.28-mile-long (3.67 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Washington serving the city of Ocean Shores in Grays Harbor County. The highway begins at Point Brown Avenue in Ocean Shores and travels east across the peninsula before turning north and ending at SR 109 south of Ocean City at Oyehut-Hogan's Corner. SR 115 was established in 1973 to serve Ocean Shores and follows a road built in the 1950s.

Route description[edit]

SR 115 begins as Damon Road at an intersection with Point Brown Avenue north of Ocean Shores in Grays Harbor County, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.[3] The highway travels east and passes North Beach High School before turning north, following the North Bay of Grays Harbor towards Ocean City State Park.[4][5][6] SR 115 continues north into woodlands, passing several unnamed lakes, to Oyehut-Hogan's Corner,[7] where the highway ends at an intersection with SR 109 west of Hogan's Corner Airport.[8][9]

Every year, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) conducts a series of surveys on its highways in the state to measure traffic volume. This is expressed in terms of annual average daily traffic (AADT), which is a measure of traffic volume for any average day of the year. In 2011, WSDOT calculated that between 6,600 and 7,100 vehicles per day used the highway.[10]

History[edit]

SR 115 was established in 1973 on a highway that was built and paved in the 1950s to connect Ocean Shores to Secondary State Highway 9C (SSH 9C), later SR 109.[1][11][12] No major revisions to the route of the highway have occurred since 1973.[13]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Grays Harbor County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Ocean Shores 0.00–
0.01
0.00–
0.02
Point Brown Avenue Southern terminus, continues as Damon Road
Oyehut-Hogan's Corner 2.28 3.67 SR 109 – Ocean Beaches, Hoquiam Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "47.17.217: State route No. 115", Revised Code of Washington (Washington State Legislature), 1973, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  2. ^ a b Staff (2012), State Highway Log: Planning Report 2011, SR 2 to SR 971 (PDF), Washington State Department of Transportation, p. 1028, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  3. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Ocean Shores", Geographic Names Information System (United States Geological Survey), May 1, 1991, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  4. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: North Beach High School", Geographic Names Information System (United States Geological Survey), March 1, 1993, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  5. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: North Bay", Geographic Names Information System (United States Geological Survey), September 10, 1979, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  6. ^ Washington State Parks (March 23, 2010) (PDF). Ocean City State Park (Map). http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/thumbnailAndmaps/4650042.pdf. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Oyehut", Geographic Names Information System (United States Geological Survey), September 10, 1979, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  8. ^ Google Inc. "State Route 115". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Damon+Rd%2FSR+115%2FState+Route+115&daddr=SR+115%2FState+Route+115&hl=en&ll=47.030905,-124.158715&spn=0.031299,0.084543&sll=47.044386,-124.15754&sspn=0.001956,0.005284&geocode=FZ9tzQIdS22Z-A%3BFeDXzQId0X-Z-A&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&t=m&z=14. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Hogan's Corner Airport", Geographic Names Information System (United States Geological Survey), March 1, 1990, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  10. ^ Staff (2011), 2011 Annual Traffic Report (PDF), Washington State Department of Transportation, p. 139, retrieved February 4, 2013 
  11. ^ United States Geological Survey (1957) (JPG). Copalis Bridge, 1957 (Map). 1:250,000. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/txu-pclmaps-topo-us-copalis_beach-1957.jpg. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  12. ^ United States Geological Survey (1968) (JPG). Copalis Bridge, 1968 (Map). 1:250,000. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/txu-pclmaps-topo-us-copalis_beach-1968.jpg. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  13. ^ Washington State Department of Transportation (2011) (PDF). Washington State Highways, 2011–2012 (Map). 1:842,000. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/14A6187A-B266-4340-A351-D668F89AC231/0/TouristMapFront_withHillshade.pdf. Retrieved February 4, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing