Utah State Route 37

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State Route 37 (SR-37) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, forming a 270° loop through the western part of the Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area. The route is 12.35 miles (19.88 km).

State Route 37 marker

State Route 37
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-109
Maintained by UDOT
Length12.351 mi[1] (19.877 km)
Existed1915 as a state highway; 1927 as SR-37–present
Major junctions
South end SR-126 in Sunset
  SR-108 in Clinton
SR-97 in Hooper
North end SR-108 in Roy
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-36SR-38

When the road was added to the state highway system in 1915 and numbered in 1927, it formed a connection from Ogden to Hooper. However, after a series of changes, SR-37 does not enter Ogden and extends further south to Sunset.

Route descriptionEdit

SR-37 begins at SR-126 (Main Street) in Sunset, just west of I-15, though the nearest access to the Interstate is more than a mile (1.5 km) away. It first heads west on 1800 North, passing through Clinton and West Point before turning north at 5000 West, which becomes 5900 West when it crosses from Davis County into Weber County. Beyond Hooper, SR-37 turns east onto 4000 South, which leads through West Haven and to the border with Roy at SR-108. SR-37 ends there, but the road continues to SR-126 at Ogden-Hinckley Airport, 3.5 miles (5.5 km) north of SR-37's south end.[2]

The entire route is located in the flat plain between Ogden Bay (Great Salt Lake) in the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Range. The area was formerly served by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's Hooper Branch from Roy.[2]

HistoryEdit

The road from Ogden southwest to Hooper, via 24th Street, Midland Drive, 4000 South, and 5900 West, was added to the state highway system in 1915,[3][4] and assigned the SR-37 designation by the state legislature in 1927.[5] The legislature added a connection from US-91 (now SR-26) at "Death Curve" in Roy north along 1900 West, Hinckley Drive, and Pennsylvania Avenue to SR-37 at Hooper Junction in 1923[6] and numbered it State Route 38 in 1927.[7] The piece of SR-37 east of Hooper Junction, mostly on 24th Street, was transferred to SR-38 in 1931.[8] That same year, State Route 105 was created, initially running from US-91 (now SR-126) in Sunset east to SR-49 (which by the mid-1930s was US-89) in South Weber.[9] It was extended west from Sunset to South Hooper in 1933,[10] and in 1941 the original portion east of Sunset, which now lies inside Hill Air Force Base, was deleted.[11] SR-37 and SR-105 were connected in 1935 by SR-195, which connected to the former at Hooper, the latter at South Hooper, and continued south and east to SR-108 in Syracuse.[12] A 1945 extension of SR-37 absorbed SR-105 and part of SR-195, creating the present three-quarter loop, though it was about three miles (5 km) longer than the present extent, due to the north end being at Hooper Junction.[13] In 1953, the north–south piece of SR-38 on 1900 West (south of Nye's Corner, the intersection with Hinckley Drive) became an extension of SR-84 (now SR-126).[4]

Until 1964, SR-39 left downtown Ogden by heading east on 24th Street, north on Harrison Boulevard (now SR-203), and east on Valley Drive to Ogden Canyon. That year, it was moved to a new connection from 12th Street to the canyon. The portion on 24th Street became an extension of SR-37 to SR-203, which also replaced the easternmost portion of SR-38 between Hooper Junction and Washington Boulevard (US-89/US-91, now solely US-89). This left SR-38 as a short route on Hinckley Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue between SR-84 at Nye's Corner and SR-37 at Hooper Junction. With the construction of I-15, Pennsylvania Avenue was no longer useful as a state highway, and so it was given to the city of Ogden in 1966. The remainder of SR-38, on Hinckley Drive, became an extension of SR-79.[4] The state legislature truncated SR-37 to its present length in 1969. The portion from Hooper Junction (where I-15 now crossed) to US-89/US-91 in Ogden became a new SR-53, the piece southwest of SR-84 became an extension of SR-108, and the roadways in between and east of US-89/US-91 were removed from the state highway system.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
DavisSunset0.0000.000  SR-126 (Main Street)Southern Terminus
Clinton1.9953.211  SR-108 (2000 West)
West Point4.5087.255  SR-110 (4500 West)Northern Terminus of SR-110
WeberHooper6.69010.767  SR-97 (5500 South)Western Terminus of SR-97
West Haven10.02416.132  SR-134 (4700 West)Southern Terminus of SR-134
West HavenRoy
city line
12.35119.877  SR-108 (Midland Drive)Northern Terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: SR-37, updated 2008-05-01, accessed June 2008
  2. ^ a b Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed May 2008 via ACME Mapper
  3. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 37". (711 KB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
  4. ^ a b c Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 38". (8.82 MB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
  5. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. 37. From Ogden southwesterly to Hooper.
  6. ^ Utah State Legislature (1923). "Chapter 89: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. (s) From a point on the Salt Lake-Ogden State road, known as "Dead Man's Curve" in Weber county; thence northerly to intersection with Ogden-Hooper State road.
  7. ^ Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. 38. From a point on the Salt Lake-Ogden State road, known as "death curve" in Weber county, thence northerly and easterly to junction with Ogden-Hooper State road.
  8. ^ Utah State Legislature (1931). "Chapter 55: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. (37) From Hooper junction on route 38 to Hooper. (38) From a point on the Salt Lake-Ogden State road, known as "Death Curve" in Weber county, northerly and easterly via Hooper junction to Ogden.
  9. ^ Utah State Legislature (1931). "Chapter 55: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. (105) From junction with route 1 at Sunset easterly to junction with route 49 at South Weber.
  10. ^ Utah State Legislature (1933). "Chapter 30". Session Laws of Utah. (105) From junction with route 1 at Sunset easterly to junction with route 49 at South Weber and from Sunset westerly to South Hooper.
  11. ^ Utah State Legislature (1941). "Chapter 34". Session Laws of Utah. Route 105. From junction with route 1 at Sunset westerly to South Hooper.
  12. ^ Utah State Legislature (1935). "Chapter 37: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah. Route 195. From Hooper on route 37 southerly to Syracuse.
  13. ^ Utah State Legislature (1945). "Chapter 61: State Roads and Routes". Session Laws of Utah. Route 37. From Hooper Junction on route 38 westerly via Kanesville to Hooper, thence south to South Hooper, thence east to Sunset on route 1." "Route 195. From Syracuse on route 108 west two and one-half miles, thence north to route 37.

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