Nevada State Route 856

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State Route 856 marker

State Route 856
Airport Road
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 1.398 mi[1] (2.250 km)
Existed: 1976 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 396 in Lovelock
  I‑80 / US 95 in Lovelock
East end: Reservoir Road near Lovelock
Location
Counties: Pershing
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 854 SR 858

State Route 856 (SR 856) is a state highway in Pershing County, Nevada serving Lovelock. The western portion of the route is also signed as Interstate 80 Business.

Route description[edit]

State Route 856 begins as a continuation of Cornell Avenue (I-80 Bus.) at the intersection of Upper Valley Road (State Route 396) and 14th Street in northwestern Lovelock. The highway heads northeast as Airport Road, crossing over Upper Valley Road, an irrigation canal, and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks towards a half-interchange with Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 95. The route then continues east, crossing the Humboldt River and passing south of the now-abandoned Lovelock Airpark, reaching its terminus near the intersection of Reservoir Road.[2]

View west from the east end of SR 856

Cornell Avenue, as a historic routing of U.S. Route 4095,[3] is designated as Interstate 80 Business through Lovelock. SR 856 carries the business loop from the northern end of Lovelock back to I-80, since Cornell Avenue does not intersect the interstate.[2]

History[edit]

Airport Road appears on maps as early as 1954, although it was not assigned a state highway number at the time.[4] The road was assigned to State Route 856 on July 1, 1976.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pershing County.

Location mi[6] km Destinations Notes
Lovelock 0.00 0.00 I‑80 Bus. west (Cornell Avenue) / SR 396 (Upper Valley Road) / 14th Street West end of I-80 Business overlap
  I‑80 east / US 95 north – Winnemucca East end of I-80 Business; I-80 exit 107; No access from I-80 eastbound or to I-80 westbound
  1.39 2.24 Reservoir Road / Airport Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2008). "Nevada State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps". Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b Lovelock Area (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Transportation. 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Lovelock Area". Nevada Department of Highways. 1968. Retrieved 2009-07-08. See TIFF image in file 'pershingcounty1968lovelock.zip' 
  4. ^ "General Highway Map – Pershing County, Nevada (sheet 1 of 2)". Nevada State Highway Department. 1954. Retrieved 2009-07-08. See TIFF image in file 'PershingCounty1954_001.zip' 
  5. ^ Nevada State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps. Nevada Department of Transportation. January 2001. p. 113. 
  6. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (May 2008). "Maps of Milepost Location on Nevada's Federal and State Highway System by County" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-08.