Utah State Route 60

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State Route 60
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-111
Maintained by UDOT
Length: 7.496 mi[1] (12.064 km)
Existed: 1912 as a state highway; 1935 as SR-60 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR-26 in Riverdale
East end: US-89 in South Weber
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-59 SR-61

State Route 60 (SR-60) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, serving local traffic in the Ogden area. It parallels I-84 from SR-26 in Riverdale to US-89 in South Weber, and was part of the first state highway into Weber Canyon.

Route description[edit]

The entire length of SR-60 is just south of the Weber River and north of the Davis-Weber Canal in the cities of Riverdale and South Weber. The highway begins at SR-26 (Riverdale Road) and heads south under I-84, turning southeast at the SR-168 intersection and slowly climbing towards the end at US-89. Cornia Drive - formerly SR-49A - continues straight at the east terminus, an interchange with US-89 near the mouth of the Weber Canyon. Traffic wanting to continue east through the canyon, leaving the Weber Valley to cross the Wasatch Range, heads north on US-89 to I-84.[2]

History[edit]

The road from SR-1 (US-91, now SR-26) at Riverdale Junction east into Weber Canyon became a state highway in 1912[3] and part of SR-5 and US-30S in the 1920s.[4][5] It was also along the route of the transcontinental Lincoln Highway from September 1913[6] until April 1915, when the auto trail was moved to the more direct Parley's Canyon.[7] In 1927, the state legislature defined a new route for SR-5 that began farther north on SR-1 in Ogden; the old alignment between SR-1 and the canyon was initially a branch of SR-49 (now US-89),[8] but in 1935 it was split off as State Route 60.[9] At the west end, a short realignment was built with federal aid as a national defense project in the early 1940s to improve access to the Ogden Ordnance Depot. The new road bypassed what is now 1150 West, and continued south from SR-60 to the depot along what is now SR-168.[10] The east end was realigned in about 2000 when US-89 was reconstructed.[11]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Weber Riverdale 0.000 0.000 SR-26 (Riverdale Road)
0.779 1.254 SR-168
Davis South Weber 3.741 6.021 475 East to Adams Avenue Parkway
7.496 12.064 US-89 Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-60".  (84.6 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 Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 60".  (1.46 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
  4. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926
  5. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries. 
  6. ^ Southern Utonian, The Utah Budget, September 9, 1913, p. 4
  7. ^ Eastern Utah Advocate, Removed From Lincoln Route, April 16, 1915, p. 1
  8. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. 5. From Ogden southeasterly via Mountain Green, Morgan and Henefer to Echo." "49. From Riverdale Junction to mouth of Weber canyon; also from mouth of Weber canyon to North Farmington Junction. 
  9. ^ Utah State Legislature (1935). Chapter 37: Designation of State Roads. Session Laws of Utah. Route 60. From Riverdale Junction on route 1 easterly to junction with route 49. 
  10. ^ Proceedings of First Annual Highway Engineering Road School, March 4, 5, and 6, 1940, p. 12: "The Ogden Ordnance Depot will require one substantial access road from its north boundary to a junction with US 91 near Riverdale, 2-3/4 miles."
  11. ^ Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory database, 2007