Utah State Route 212 (1941–2012)

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State Route 212 marker

State Route 212
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-127
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 1.29 mi[2] (2.07 km)
Existed: 1941[1] – 2012[1]
Major junctions
West end: I-15 in Washington
East end: 300 East Street in Washington
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-211 I-215

State Route 212 (SR-212) was a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah. Spanning just 1.28 miles (2.06 km), it served as a minor arterial road connecting Interstate 15 (I-15) with the city of Washington.

Route description[edit]

SR-212 began at the northwest frontage road of I-15 of the Washington interchange. From there, it crossed southeasterly under the Interstate via a single-point urban interchange.[3] Just 0.1 miles (0.16 km) later, the route turned left onto Telegraph Street, traveling northeast through a built-up area of restaurants and retail stores. A short distance later, the route curved to the east along State Street through the center of Washington, passing public pocket parks, a post office, and the city museum before ending at its intersection with 300 East.

History[edit]

When SR-212 was created in 1941,[1] it followed a different route through the area. Originally, SR-1 ran east–west through the city of Washington along State Street and Telegraph Street, where SR-212 is now. The original alignment of SR-212 ran south from State Street along 200 South and across the Virgin River along what is now Washington Fields Road before turning west to then SR-64 (now River Road), a total distance of about 7.1 miles (11.4 km).[1]

In 1964, with the completion of I-15 just north of State Street through Washington, the Utah State Road Commission realigned SR-1 to follow the Interstate while SR-212 was extended from its northern terminus westward along former SR-1 to the new Washington interchange.[1] This eastward extension became the entirety of SR-212 after the old alignment of the route south from Washington was withdrawn by the state in 1969. The route remained unchanged until 1992, when its eastern end was extended one block east. It was later removed from the state highway system in 2012.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington, Washington County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 Middleton Drive Western terminus
0.046 0.074 I-15 south – Las Vegas
0.094 0.151 I-15 north – Cedar City
1.203 1.936 200 East Former northern terminus of SR-212 via 200 East
1.289 2.074 300 East Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d e f Utah Department of Transportation (November 2008). "State Route 212 Highway Resolutions" (PDF). Salt Lake City: Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation (May 1, 2008). "State Route 212 Highway Reference" (PDF). Salt Lake City: Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Google (February 27, 2012). "Overview Map of State Route 212" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 27, 2012.