Utah State Route 53
State Route 53 (SR-53) is a 1.949-mile-long (3.137 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Utah, connecting Interstate 15 (I-15) and I-84 with U.S. Route 89 (US-89) via Ogden's 24th Street. SR-53 was created in 1969 as a remnant of SR-37, which was truncated to its current length at that time.
SR-53 highlighted in red
|Maintained by UDOT|
|Length||1.949 mi (3.137 km)|
|West end||I-15 / I-84 in Ogden|
|East end||US-89 in Ogden|
SR-53 begins at exit 342 of I-15, and heads northeast of Pennsylvania Avenue before curving east into 24th Street. A viaduct built in about 1970 takes the road over the Weber River, the Union Pacific Railroad's Ogden Yard at the old Union Station, and SR-204 (Wall Avenue). Two blocks after SR-53 returns to ground level, it ends at US-89. The entire route is in the Weber Valley, which locally slopes down towards the Weber River.
24th Street west of SR-1 (US-91, now US-89) was added to the state highway system in 1915, becoming part of SR-37 in 1927 and SR-38 in 1931, only to be given back to SR-37 in 1964 (along with former SR-39 on 24th Street east of US-89). The state legislature removed parts of SR-37 from the state highway system in 1969, renumbering the portion between I-15 and US-89 as State Route 53.
| I-15 south / I-84 east – Salt Lake|
I-15 north / I-84 west – Pocatello (Idaho)
|Western terminus; interchange (I‑15/I‑84 Exit 342); southbound entrance, northbound exit|
|1.625||2.615||SR-204 (Wall Avenue)||Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|1.949||3.137||US-89 (Washington Boulevard)||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-53". (83.1 KB), updated 2008-05-01, accessed July 2008
- Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory database, 2007
- Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed July 2008 via ACME Mapper
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 38". (8.82 MB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
- Utah State Legislature (1927). "Chapter 21: Designation of State Roads". Session Laws of Utah.
37. From Ogden southwesterly to Hooper.
- Utah State Legislature (1931). "Chapter 55: 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, northerly and easterly via Hooper junction to Ogden.
- Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 37". (711 KB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008