Nevada State Route 118

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State Route 118 marker

State Route 118
Wildes Road
Nevada State Route 118 runs west to east southwest of Fallon, Nevada, to US 50.
State Route 118 highlighted in red.
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 3.475 mi[1] (5.592 km)
Existed: 1976 – present
History: SR 62 by 1948; Became SR 118 in 1976
Major junctions
West end: SR 115 in Fallon
East end: Wildes Road north of NAS Fallon
Location
Counties: Churchill
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 117 SR 119

State Route 118 (SR 118) is a state highway in Churchill County, Nevada. It serves the southeast portion of Fallon near northern edge of Naval Air Station Fallon. Prior to 1976, the route was designated as State Route 62.

Route description[edit]

View from the west end of SR 118 looking eastbound

State Route 118 has its western terminus at the intersection of Harrigan Road and Wildes Road, near the southeastern city limits of Fallon. From there, the route heads east along Wildes Road, through predominantly agricultural areas. The route curves southeastward, and turns east again after its intersection with Pasture Road. At this point, the highway follows the northern perimeter of Naval Air Station Fallon. SR 118 reaches it eastern terminus about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) east of the Pasture Road intersection, although Wildes Road continues eastward to a junction with U.S. Route 50 (US 50).[1][2]

History[edit]

Wildes Road appears on maps dating back to at least 1937.[3] State Route 62 first appeared on state highway maps in 1948,[4] and was defined in state law (as of 1951) as "Beginning...approximately one mile south of Fallon, thence easterly one mile; thence southeasterly approximately two miles."[5] SR 62 was shown following Wildes Road as the current route does today by 1957.[6]

In the mid 1970s, Nevada began renumbering their state highway system. Old SR 62 became State Route 118 on July 1, 1976.[7] The route has remained relatively unchanged since.

At one point, the route may have been part of an alignment of US 50.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Churchill County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Fallon SR 115 (Harrigan Road) Western terminus
Wildes Road Continuation beyond eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Google (February 21, 2016). "Overview of SR 118" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map: Churchill County, Nevada (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1948. § D2. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ H.D. Mills (1951). State of Nevada Laws Relating to Highways and State Parks. Carson City, Nevada: State Printing Office. p. 15. 
  6. ^ General Highway Map: Churchill County (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1957. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ Nevada's State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps. Nevada Department of Transportation. January 2001.