Utah State Route 265

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State Route 265 marker

State Route 265
University Parkway
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-132
Maintained by UDOT
Length 4.336 mi[1] (6.978 km)
Existed 1959 – present
Major junctions
West end SR-114 in Orem
  I-15 in Orem
US-89 in Orem
East end US-189 in Provo
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-264SR-266

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.[1]

Route description[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Major intersections[1][edit]

SR-265 nearing its eastern terminus of US-189
CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
UtahOrem0.0000.000 SR-114 (Geneva Road) – Pleasant GroveWestern terminus
0.4230.681 I-15 – Nephi, Salt Lake CityExit 269 on I-15
2.2763.663 US-89 (State Street) – Springville, Orem
Provo4.3366.978 US-189 (University Avenue) – Heber CityEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "State Route 265 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation. 
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 267".  (1.66 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008
  4. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 265".  (1.28 MB), updated December 2007, accessed May 2008