Nevada State Route 319

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State Route 319 marker

State Route 319
Panaca–Modena, Utah Road
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 20.914 mi[1] (33.658 km)
Existed: 1976 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 93 near Panaca
East end: SR-56 at Utah state line west of Modena, UT
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 318 SR 320

State Route 319 (SR 319) is a state highway in Lincoln County, Nevada. The route connects the town of Panaca to Modena, Utah. SR 319 has been part of the state highway system since at least 1932, and was part of the longer State Route 25 prior to the late 1970s.

Route description[edit]

View from the west end of SR 319 looking eastbound

State Route 319 begins at a junction with U.S. Route 93 near Cathedral Gorge State Park. After a short distance, the highway passes through the town of Panaca on F Street. Exiting the town, the route continues eastward about 9 miles (14 km) before turning slightly southeast to climb the 6,718-foot (2,048 m) Panaca Summit. SR 319 turns eastward again as it heads towards the Utah state line. The highway continues northeast as Utah State Route 56 to Modena.[2]

History[edit]

Further information: State Route 375
SR 319 was formerly the eastern section of State Route 25.

A pathway connecting Panaca and Modena appears on state maps by 1927 as a county road.[3] This route had been improved to a graded highway and designated State Route 25 by 1932.[4] The entire route was paved by 1951.[5]

By 1933, State Route 25 was extended westward. It followed US 93/State Route 7 south through Caliente and west to Crystal Springs, where it headed northwest towards U.S. Route 6/State Route 4 ending near Tonopah.[6] The western segment of route underwent numerous realignments over the next few several years, with the western terminus shifting eastward on US 6 to Warm Springs by the time the highway was paved in 1958.[7]

Once paved, both parts of State Route 25 remained unchanged until July 1, 1976. On that date, Nevada authorized the renumbering of all its state highways. During that process, the eastern section of SR 25 became the new State Route 319 while the western segment became State Route 375.[8] The changes were first noted on the 1978 edition of the official state highway map.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lincoln County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Panaca 50.00 80.47 US 93 – Ely, Las Vegas
70.91 114.12 SR-56 Continuation beyond Utah state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  2. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (2007–08 ed.). Nevada Department of Transportation. 2007. § D6. 
  3. ^ Highway Map of the State of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1927. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  4. ^ Road Map (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1932. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  5. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1951. § F7. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  6. ^ Official Road Map of Nevada (Map). Nevada State Highway Department. 1933. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  7. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1958. § F4-G6. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  8. ^ Nevada State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps. Nevada Department of Transportation. January 2001. pp. 108, 112. 
  9. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (1978-79 ed.). Nevada State Highway Department. 1978. § E5-E6. Retrieved 2010-02-12.