Utah State Route 157

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State Route 157 marker

State Route 157
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-121
Maintained by UDOT
Length 5.189 mi[2] (8.351 km)
Existed 1933[1] – present
Major junctions
North end US-6 / US-191 in Helper
East end 1st Avenue in Kenilworth
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-156 SR-158

Utah State Route 157 (SR-157) is a state highway in Carbon County in the U.S. state of Utah. Spanning just over 5 miles (8.0 km), it connects Helper and Spring Glen with Kenilworth to the northeast.

Route description[edit]

State Route 157 begins on US-6/US-191 at the Poplar Street/Hill Street interchange in the city of Helper.[2] From there the route travels east 0.2 miles (0.32 km) along Poplar Street before turning south onto South Main Street. The route then continues south 1.2 miles (1.9 km) along South Main Street (which becomes North Spring Glen Road) toward Spring Glen, parallel to US-6/US-191, before turning east onto Kenilworth Road (initially 4500 North). The route then travels east-northeast along Kenilworth Road about 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to Kenilworth, turning north onto Main Street for about 0.2 miles (0.32 km), which then turns back to the west for the last 0.2 miles (0.32 km), ending at Main Street and 1st Avenue.[2][3]

History[edit]

State Route 157 was established in 1933 as connecting what was then SR-8 (now US-6) between Helper and Spring Glen with Kenilworth.[1] In 1959, the route's west end was extended north to the former SR-244 in Helper. In 2013, SR-244 was removed from the State Highway System, but the section of the former state route along Poplar Street (from US-6/US-191 to South Main Street) was added to SR-157. The result is the current alignment of SR-157 (south from Helper to Kenilworth road, thence northeast to Kenilworth).[1][4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Carbon County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Helper 0.000 0.000 US-6 / US-191 Western terminus
0.183 0.295 South Main Street (formerly SR-244)
Spring Glen 1.443 2.322 SR-139 (North Spring Glen Road)
Kenilworth 5.189 8.351 1st Avenue Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Route 157". udot.utah.gov. Utah Department of Transportation. May 2013. Retrieved 19 Feb 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Highway Reference (Route 157)". udot.utah.gov. Utah Department of Transportation. 10 Jun 2013. Retrieved 19 Feb 2014. 
  3. ^ Google. "Utah State Route 157" (Map). Google Maps. Google.  Note: As of February 2014, Google maps still shows the former routing of SR-157 and the former SR-244.
  4. ^ "Route 244". udot.utah.gov. Utah Department of Transportation. May 2013. pp. 4–5. Retrieved 19 Feb 2014.