Utah State Route 60
|Maintained by UDOT|
|Length:||7.496 mi (12.064 km)|
|Existed:||1912 as a state highway; 1935 as SR-60 – present|
|West end:||SR-26 in Riverdale|
|East end:||US-89 in South Weber|
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.
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.
The road from SR-1 (US-91, now SR-26) at Riverdale Junction east into Weber Canyon became a state highway in 1912 and part of SR-5 and US-30S in the 1920s. It was also along the route of the transcontinental Lincoln Highway from September 1913 until April 1915, when the auto trail was moved to the more direct Parley's Canyon. 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), but in 1935 it was split off as State Route 60. 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. The east end was realigned in about 2000 when US-89 was reconstructed.
|Weber||Riverdale||0.000||0.000||SR-26 (Riverdale Road)|
|Davis||South Weber||3.741||6.021||475 East to Adams Avenue Parkway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-60". (84.6 KB), updated 2008-05-01, accessed July 2008
- Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed July 2008 via ACME Mapper
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 60". (1.46 MB), updated November 2007, accessed May 2008
- Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926
- 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.
- Southern Utonian, The Utah Budget, September 9, 1913, p. 4
- Eastern Utah Advocate, Removed From Lincoln Route, April 16, 1915, p. 1
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory database, 2007