Utah State Route 265
|Maintained by UDOT|
|Length||4.336 mi (6.978 km)|
|Existed||1959 – present|
|West end||SR-114 in Orem|
I-15 in Orem|
US-89 in Orem
|East end||US-189 in Provo|
State Route 265 is a west–east thoroughfare completely within Utah County in northern Utah that cuts through Orem and Provo. Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University are in close proximity to SR-265. The entirety of the route is named University Parkway.
After its western terminus, SR-265 heads due east for a short time until turning briefly southeast and then straightening out again, heading due east. Shortly after passing an intersection with US-89, the route turns southeast until its eastern terminus, US-189.
The State Road Commission designated the initial segment of SR-265, from proposed I-15 east to SR-1 (US-89/US-91), in 1959. That same year, a short State Route 267 was created on Bulldog Boulevard in Provo between SR-1 (500 West) and University Avenue (now, but not then, US-189) near Brigham Young University. Two extensions to SR-265 were made in 1964 - one southeast to SR-7 (US-189) near the university, and another west to SR-114. At the same time, SR-267, which was several blocks south of the extended SR-265, was given back to the city.
|Utah||Orem||0.000||0.000||SR-114 (Geneva Road) – Pleasant Grove||Western terminus|
|0.423||0.681||I-15 – Nephi, Salt Lake City||Exit 269 on I-15|
|2.276||3.663||US-89 (State Street) – Springville, Orem|
|Provo||4.336||6.978||US-189 (University Avenue) – Heber City||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "State Route 265 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation.
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 256". (2.37 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008 (erroneously contains the relevant document for Route 265)
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 267". (1.66 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 265". (1.28 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008