Utah State Route 209

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State Route 209 marker

State Route 209
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-126
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 8.753 mi[1] (14.087 km)
Existed: 1969 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR-68 in West Jordan
  I-15 in Sandy
East end: SR-210 near Little Cottonwood Canyon
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-208 SR-210

State Route 209 (SR-209) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, following 9000 South and other east–west streets south of Salt Lake City. It connects I-15 in Sandy with the ski areas of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and, once an extension is complete, with the Bingham Canyon Mine.

Route description[edit]

9000 South begins at 5600 West in West Jordan, and heads downhill within the Salt Lake Valley as it runs east. It crosses the Savage Bingham and Garfield Railroad line to the Bingham Canyon Mine (ex-D&RGW) at Welby, and state maintenance begins as SR-209 when 9000 South crosses SR-68. After crossing the Jordan River, SR-209 begins climbing through the eastern part of the valley, passing through Sandy, and curving into 9400 South after crossing SR-71. The route ends at SR-210 near the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, where the valley gives way to the Wasatch Range.[2]

History[edit]

State Route 177 was designated in 1965 along 9000 South between SR-68 and US-89 in Sandy, in order to provide access to the new I-15.[3] A second route - State Route 209 - was added in 1969, following 9400 South from US-89 east to SR-210. Due to increased traffic in the Sandy area, a new alignment of SR-210 was defined east of SR-71 in 1987 to connect 9000 South directly into 9400 South, and SR-210 was extended west over this proposed roadway and SR-177 to SR-68. A 2005 change extended it farther west over a proposed roadway to meet SR-48.[4] As of 2008, the extension has been built to 5600 West,[2] though it is not yet state-maintained,[1] and the remainder, plus a continuation to SR-111, is in the area's regional transportation plan.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Salt Lake County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
West Jordan 0.000 0.000 SR-48 (New Bingham Highway) Proposed
SR-154 (Bangerter Highway)
5.350 8.610 SR-68 (Redwood Road) Present west end of SR-209
Sandy 7.360 11.845 I-15 – Salt Lake City, Las Vegas Interchange
7.859 12.648 US-89 (State Street)
8.849 14.241 SR-71 (700 East)
14.592 23.484 SR-210 (Little Cottonwood Canyon Road) – Snowbird, Alta
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

References[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-209".  (20.7 KB), updated 2008-05-01, accessed July 2008
  2. ^ a b Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed July 2008 via ACME Mapper
  3. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 177".  (566 KB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  4. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 209".  (1.15 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  5. ^ Wasatch Front Regional Council, Adopted 2007-2030 Regional Transportation Plan, Chapter 8 – Recommended Improvements, accessed July 2008