List of U.S. Highways in Utah

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Highway markers for U.S. Highways in Utah
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The U.S. Highways in Utah are painted by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The United States Numbered Highway System is a nationwide system with only a small portion of its routes entering Utah. Originally, the State Road Commission of Utah, created on March 23, 1909 was responsible for maintenance, but these duties were rolled into the new UDOT in 1975.[1] There are 2,061.979 miles (3,318.434 km) of U.S. Highways in the state. The longest is U.S. Route 89 at 502.577 miles (808.819 km) and the shortest is U.S. Route 89A at 2.94 miles (4.73 km). Five former U.S. Highways exist in the state of Utah, all of which have been replaced by current interstate and U.S. Highways, with the most recent change being U.S. Route 666 redesignated as U.S. Route 491 in 2003.[2]

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Number Length (mi) Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Formed Removed Notes
US-6 373.963 601.835 US 6 / US 50 at the Nevada state line towards Ely I-70 / US 6 / US 50 at the Colorado state line towards Grand Junction US-6 enters Utah through Delta, joined with US-50 until just after Delta and crosses across the middle of the state before joining I-70 and US-50 again to enter into Colorado, east of Cisco.[3][4]
US-30S Idaho state line near Snowville Wyoming state line towards Evanston 1926 Replaced by I-80 / I-84 / US-189[citation needed]
US-40 174.624 281.030 I-80 at Silver Creek Junction near Park City US 40 at the Colorado state line towards Dinosaur US-40 starts at I-80 outside of Park City and heads through Heber City and Duchense before passing into Colorado near the Dinosaur National Monument.[5][6]
US-50 334.920 539.001 US 6 / US 50 at the Nevada state line towards Ely I-70 / US 6 / US 50 at the Colorado state line towards Grand Junction US-50 enters Utah joined with US-6 until just outside Delta, crossing the midsection of Utah, before joining with I-70 for its final 174 miles (280 km) to Colorado.[7][8]
US-89 502.577 808.819 US 89 at the Arizona state line towards Page US-89 at the Idaho state line at Bear Lake US-89 is the longest U.S. Highway in Utah, going from the Arizona border to Idaho, paralleling I-15 for a good majority of the route, but it does split off at the north and south end of the route.[9][10]
US-89A 2.94 4.73 US 89A at the Arizona state line towards Fredonia US-89 in Kanab The original routing of US-89 prior to the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. After construction was demoted to an auxiliary route listed as State Route 11 until 2008, and provides access to Grand Canyon National Park from Utah.[9][11]
US-91 45.271 72.857 I-15 south of Brigham City US-91 at the Idaho state line towards Preston The highway currently serves as a connection between the Cache Valley area of Utah and Idaho to the Salt Lake and Pocatello population centers.[12][13]
US-160 US-6 / US-50 at Crescent Junction Colorado state line near Monticello 1970 Replaced by US-163/US-666 (modern US-191 and US-491)[citation needed]
US-163 41.405 66.635 US 163 at the Arizona state line in Monument Valley US-191 at Bluff US-163 enters Utah in Monument Valley in the southeastern part of the state, across the San Juan River towards Bluff.[14][15]
US-189 29.216 47.019 I-15 south of Provo I-80 / US 189 at the Wyoming state line towards Evanston From I-15 in Provo northeast through Provo Canyon to Heber City. From this point it overlaps US-40 until it intersects I-80, at which point it overlaps I-80 until the Wyoming border near Evanston.[16][17]
US-191 404.168 650.445 US 191 at the Arizona state line towards Ganado US 191 at the Wyoming state line towards Rock Springs US-191 enters Utah in the southeastern part of the state and travels northward through Moab, veers to the northwest to Price, and back to the northeast through Vernal, before exiting into Wyoming near Flaming Gorge Reservoir.[18][19]
US-450 US-6 / US-50 at Crescent Junction Colorado state line near Monticello 1926 Replaced by US-160 (modern US-191 and US-491)[citation needed]
US-491 17.020 27.391 US-191 in Monticello US 491 at the Colorado state line towards Dove Creek From US-191 in Monticello eastward until it exits the state into Colorado.[20][21]
US-530 US-40 near Park City US-30S near Echo 1926 Replaced by US-189 (modern by I-80)[citation needed]
US-666 US-191 in Monticello US 666 at the Colorado state line towards Dove Creek 1970 2003 Replaced by US-491[2]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah State Archives Catalog". Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Linthicum, Leslie (July 31, 2003). "It's Now U.S. 491, Not U.S. 666". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Highway Reference - 0006 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-106". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Highway Reference - 0040 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-109". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Highway Reference - 0050 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-110". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Utah Code §72-4-114". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Highway Reference - 0089 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Highway Reference - 089A P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Highway Reference - 0091 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-115". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Highway Reference - 0163 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-122". Utah State Legislature. Archived from the original on July 11, 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Highway Reference - 0189 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-124". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Highway Reference - 0191 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-125". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Highway Reference - 0491 P" (PDF). Utah Department of Transportation. May 1, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  21. ^ "Utah Code §72-4-137". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved July 29, 2008. 

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