Utah State Route 122

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State Route 122 marker

State Route 122
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-118
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 8.751 mi[1] (14.083 km)
Existed: 1931 – present
Major junctions
West end: Hiawatha
East end: SR-10 near Price
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-121 SR-123

State Route 122 (SR-122) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, connecting the ghost town of Hiawatha with SR-10.

Route description[edit]

SR-122 begins at the east right-of-way line of the Utah Railway, opposite the coal mine and ghost town of Hiawatha in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. It heads east in generally straight lines, gradually descending a ridge from the foothills of Gentry Mountain into the Castle Valley. About two-thirds of the way to the end at SR-10, SR-122 meets a county road from Wattis, another former mining town.[2]

History[edit]

A pair of roads connecting the coal mining company town of Hiawatha with SR-10 was added to the state highway system in 1931, initially numbered SR-123[3] but changed to State Route 122 in 1933.[4] One branch headed east along present SR-122; the other turned south at Hiawatha Junction (just east of the Utah Railway crossing) and passed east of Mohrland to end at SR-10 near Huntington. The latter branch was split off as State Route 236 in 1945[5] and removed from the state highway system in 1969.[6] Another branch, running southeast from Wattis to SR-122, became State Route 50 in 1935[7] and was also deleted in 1969.[8] A short truncation was made to SR-122 at its west end in 1993, after Hiawatha was disincorporated, so that the U.S. Fuel Company could gate the former Main Street. The end was moved from near a curve on Main Street north of Center Street to the east right-of-way line at the railroad crossing.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Carbon County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hiawatha 0.000 0.000 Mohrland Road (former SR-236 – Huntington) Western terminus
5.903 9.500 Former SR-50 – Wattis
8.751 14.083 SR-10 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-122".  (17.4 KB), updated 2008-05-01, accessed July 2008
  2. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed July 2008 via ACME Mapper
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1931). Chapter 55: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. (123) From junction on route 10 near Carbon-Emery county line westerly to Hiawatha and from Hiawatha junction southerly via Mohrland to Huntington. 
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1933). Chapter 30. Session Laws of Utah. (122) From junction on route 10 near Carbon-Emery county line westerly to Hiawatha, and from Hiawatha Junction southerly via Mohrland to Huntington. 
  5. ^ Utah State Legislature (1945). Chapter 61: State Roads and Routes. Session Laws of Utah. Route 236. From route 10 north of Huntington northerly to route 122 near Hiawatha. 
  6. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 236".  (4.71 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  7. ^ Utah State Legislature (1935). Chapter 37: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. Route 50. From route 122 east of Hiawatha thence northerly to Wattis. 
  8. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 50".  (5.14 MB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
  9. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 122".  (610 KB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008