Utah State Route 256

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For the former highway, see Utah State Route 256 (1955-1969).

State Route 256 marker

State Route 256
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-131
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 5.595 mi[1] (9.004 km)
Existed: 1970 – present
Major junctions
South end: US-89 near Salina
North end: US-89 near Axtell
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-252 SR-257

State Route 256 is a short highway in central Utah that serves Redmond. There are no junctions with any state highways along SR-256 besides the termini.

Route description[edit]

From its southern terminus north of Salina, SR-257 heads north from US-89, heading toward Redmond. Afterwards, it returns to US-89 south of Axtell, forming a 180-degree loop around US-89.


The road from Salina to Axtell via Redmond was added to the state highway system in 1910,[2] and became part of SR-11 and US-89 in the 1920s.[3] In 1970, after a bypass of Redmond was completed, the State Road Commission redesignated the old road as SR-256. The number was chosen so the state could use existing signs that had been removed in 1969, when the former SR-256 through Aurora (since re-added as SR-260) was deleted by the legislature.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations[5] Notes
Sevier Salina 0.000 0.000 US-89 to I-70 Southern terminus
Sanpete Axtell 5.595 9.004 US-89 – Provo Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi