Nevada State Route 8A

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State Route 8A marker

State Route 8A
Route information
Existed: 1929 – 1976
Section 1
West end: SR 299 at California state line
East end: SR 140
Section 2
South end: US 6 near Tonopah
North end: US 40 in Battle Mountain
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada

Former State Route 8A (SR 8A) was a two-part state highway in the U.S. state of Nevada, running from California State Route 299 in a general easterly and southeasterly direction via Vya and Denio to US 95 north of Winnemucca, and south from US 40 at Battle Mountain via Austin to US 6 near Tonopah. It was a branch of State Route 8, which followed US 95 north from US 40 at Winnemucca to Oregon.[1] The part northwest from US 95 towards the Oregon state line later became State Route 140, part of the Winnemucca to the Sea Highway. In the late 1970s renumbering, the north–south portion became State Route 305 (Battle Mountain to Austin) and State Route 376 (Austin to Tonopah), but the portion from SR 140 west to California did not remain in the state highway system. (SR 140 was to be renumbered to State Route 291, but this was not carried through.)[2] However, signs remain on that segment, and so SR 8A still de facto connects SR 140 with California.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Washoe SR 299
Vya SR 34 Western end of SR 34 concurrency
SR 34 Eastern end of SR 34 concurrency
Humboldt SR 34A Eastern terminus of SR 34A
SR 140
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi