Utah State Route 210

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Utah State Route 229 (pre-1969))
Jump to: navigation, search

State Route 210 marker

State Route 210
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-126
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 13.618 mi[1] (21.916 km)
Existed: 1941 – present
Major junctions
North end: SR‑190 in Cottonwood Heights
East end: Alta
Highway system
SR‑209 SR‑211

State Route 210 is a state route in the U.S. state of Utah that is the access road for Little Cottonwood Canyon and the ski resorts of Alta and Snowbird. The 13.62 mi (21.92 km) highway straddles the southeastern edge of the Salt Lake Valley before it enters the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Route description[edit]

The highway heads south on Wasatch Boulevard from the point SR-190 turns east from that road onto Fort Union Boulevard. The four-lane undivided highway continues south-southwest before turning south-southeast again past the intersection of 3500 East. The route then turns off of Wasatch Boulevard and onto Little Cottonwood Canyon Road past the junction of Danish Road and turns east-southeast approaching SR-209. The route turns east entering the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and continues east and east-northeast before terminating in Alta.[2]

History[edit]

A view of State Route 210 from Snowbird ski resort

The state legislature defined State Route 210 in 1941 to run from SR-4 (US-40, now I-80) at the mouth of Parley's Canyon south along Wasatch Boulevard to Little Cottonwood Canyon, then east through the canyon to Alta.[3] In 1945, the west end was moved to the intersection of Fort Union Boulevard (then SR-152) and Highland Drive. The route now followed Highland Drive and Bengal Boulevard, rejoining the former alignment at 3500 East (then part of Wasatch Boulevard).[4][5] A short piece of Wasatch Boulevard north of 3300 South remained a state highway, as an extension of SR-171,[6] but the remainder was removed from the system.

State Route 229 was also defined in 1941, connecting SR-210 near Alta to SR-152 (now SR-190) near Brighton along a proposed roadway.[7] The definition of SR-210 was changed in 1969 to absorb this mountainous route, but in 1994 it was truncated back to Alta, the extension having not been constructed. Also in 1969, the west end was changed again, beginning at SR-152 near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon and following Wasatch Boulevard to the Little Cottonwood Canyon turnoff. The Alta Bypass Road was added to SR-210 in 1975, providing an alternate route when snow slides close the main roadway.[8] A final extension on the west end was made in 1987, continuing north on Wasatch Boulevard and northwest on a then-proposed limited access extension of 6200 South to I-215. However, a year later, this instead became part of the recently-formed SR-190 so that SR-210 would not have to be remileposted.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Salt Lake County.

Location mi km Destinations[10] Notes
Cottonwood Heights 0.000 0.000 SR‑190 (Wasatch Boulevard, Fort Union Boulevard) Northern terminus
Sandy 3.856 6.206 SR‑209 west (Little Cottonwood Road)
Alta 13.618 21.916 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ Utah Department of Transportation
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google. 
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1941). Chapter 34. Session Laws of Utah. Route 210. From route 4 in Parley's Canyon via Wasatch Boulevard and Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta. 
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1945). Chapter 61: State Roads and Routes. Session Laws of Utah. Route 210. From route 152 at seventieth south street southeasterly via twentieth east street and Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta. 
  5. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: Route 215 PDF (9.62 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008, p. 14
  6. ^ Utah State Legislature (1945). Chapter 61: State Roads and Routes. Session Laws of Utah. Route 171. From route 1 south of Salt Lake City east via Thirty-third south Street to Wasach[sic] Boulevard thence northerly to route 4 in Parley's Canyon. 
  7. ^ Utah State Legislature (1941). Chapter 34. Session Laws of Utah. Route 229. From Alta to Brighton. 
  8. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: Route 210 PDF (3.88 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  9. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: Route 190 PDF (7.57 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  10. ^ "State Highway Map". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 27 April 2008.