Utah State Route 83

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State Route 83 marker

State Route 83
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-114
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 31.714 mi[2] (51.039 km)
Existed: 1975[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR-13 in Corinne
  SR-102 near Penrose
North end: I-84 / SR-30 near Howell
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-82 I-84

State Route 83 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah. It is approximately 31 miles (50 km) long and connects the towns of Corinne and Howell in Box Elder County. It also provides access to Golden Spike National Historic Site from the east, as well as Thiokol's facility.

Route description[edit]

The route starts in the town of Corinne at its intersection with SR-13 (Promontory Road). Promontory Road shifts from SR-13 to SR-83 here and the route leaves Corinne to the northwest. The route continues in this direction past largely open land for about 14 miles (23 km), passing SR-102 (which provides access to Tremonton via Penrose, Thatcher, and Bothwell. At this point, the route starts to turn northward, passing Lampo Junction (local access road to Golden Spike National Historic Site) and the Thiokol rocket plant and test range. From this point, the route continues north, save for a 1-mile jog to the east, passing through Howell and terminating at the Howell interchange of I-84.

History[edit]

The road from Corinne to Park Valley Junction was commissioned as SR-83 in 1935. In 1955, the portion west of Promontory Junction was decommissioned, and was replaced by the road from Promontory Junction to the Golden Spike National Historic Site.

In 1962, the portion west of Lampo Junction was transferred back to local jurisdiction, and the route was extended north from Lampo Junction to the Howell interchange of SR-3 (modern day I-84).

In 2008, SR-83 underwent a minor change when SR-13 underwent a realignment, moving the intersection of the two routes north-northwest by nearly 1 mile (1.6 km). The portion of SR-83 between the old and new intersections was transferred to SR-13, putting the western terminus of SR-83 at the new intersection.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Box Elder County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Corinne 0.000 0.000 SR-13 Eastern terminus
14.025 22.571 SR-102 – Tremonton
Lampo Junction 17.494 28.154 Golden Spike Road Access road to Golden Spike National Historic Site
31.610–
31.714
50.871–
51.039
I-84 / SR-30 I-84 exit 26; northern terminus.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State Route 83 Resolutions". Utah Department of Transportation. November 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ a b "State Route 83 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation. May 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-13.