Utah State Route 260

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State Route 260 marker

State Route 260
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-131
Maintained by UDOT
Length 4.179 mi[1] (6.725 km)
Existed 1992 as SR-170; renumbered 1993 – present
Major junctions
South end SR-24 near Aurora
North end US-50 near Aurora
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-259 SR-261

State Route 260 is a highway within Sevier County in central Utah that connects SR-24 to US-50 while passing through the town of Aurora in a span of four miles (6 km).

Route description[edit]

From its southern terminus at SR-24, the route goes northeast until entering Aurora, where it turns north. It continues this general direction until reaching the northern terminus of US-50.

History[edit]

The state legislature designated State Route 256 in 1955, running south from SR-63 (now US-50) west of Salina through Aurora to SR-11 (US-89, now SR-24).[2] The route was removed from the state highway system in 1969,[3] but the Utah Transportation Commission restored it in 1992, soon after I-70 was completed in the area. At one of the meetings relating to disposition of the former alignment of US-89, Sevier County proposed that the state take over the road, used locally as a shortcut to reach I-15 via US-50. Early plans had it becoming part of SR-24, with the present SR-24 to Salina (old US-89) being given to the county, but this did not happen, and a new designation - State Route 170 - was used for the connection.[4] About 1.5 years later, in October 1993, the commission realized that placing SR-170 and I-70 in close proximity might cause confusion, and changed the number to SR-260.[5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Sevier County.

Location mi[7] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 SR-24 – Sigurd, Salina, Loa Southern terminus
4.179 6.725 US-50 – Salina, Scipio Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Route 260 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation. 
  2. ^ Utah State Legislature (1955). Chapter 44: State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. Route 256. From route 63 approximately 3.5 miles west of Salina southerly via Aurora to route 11. 
  3. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 256".  (2.37 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  4. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 118".  (5.66 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  5. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 170".  (833 KB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  6. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 260".  (3.12 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  7. ^ "State Highway Map". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 23 Apr 2008.