Utah State Route 22

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State Route 22
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-108
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 6.852 mi[1] (11.027 km)
Existed: 1914 as a state highway; 1927 as SR-22 – present
Major junctions
South end: John's Valley Road in Antimony
North end: SR-62 at Otter Creek Junction
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-21 SR-23

State Route 22 (SR-22) is a state highway in southern Utah, running for 6.852 miles (11.027 km) in Garfield and Piute Counties from Antimony to Otter Creek Reservoir.

Route description[edit]

SR-22 begins in Antimony as a continuation of John's Valley Road and heads generally north through a canyon to Otter Creek Reservoir and Otter Creek State Park, where it ends at an intersection with SR-62.[1]

History[edit]

The road from Widtsoe north to Antimony became a state highway in 1914, and in 1915 it was extended west to SR-11 (by 1926 US-89) in Junction. A forest road from Widtsoe south to SR-12 at Tropic Junction was added to the system in 1923,[2] and in 1927 the legislature designated the entire route from Junction to Tropic Junction as SR-22.[3] To improve route continuity on a shortcut between California and Colorado that included the portion of SR-22 between US-89 and SR-62 at Otter Creek Junction, that part was transferred to SR-62 in 1967. (With the completion of I-70 through the San Rafael Swell in 1970, this is no longer a popular route.) The legislature removed John's Valley Road from the state highway system in 1969, turning SR-22 into a short spur from SR-62 to the bridge over Antimony Creek just south of Antimony.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Garfield Antimony 0.000 0.000 John's Valley Road Southern terminus
Piute Otter Creek Junction 6.852 11.027 SR-62 – Junction, Koosharem Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is not from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c UDOT Highway Reference, SR-22
  2. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 22".  (4.19 MB), updated September 2007, accessed May 2008
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. 22. From Junction via Antimony and Widtsoe to Tropic Junction Garfield county.