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.

State Route 53 marker

State Route 53
24th Street
SR-53 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-111
Maintained by UDOT
Length1.949 mi[1] (3.137 km)
Existed1969–present
Major junctions
West end I-15 / I-84 in Ogden
East end US-89 in Ogden
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-52SR-54

Route descriptionEdit

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[2] 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.[3]

HistoryEdit

24th Street west of SR-1 (US-91, now US-89) was added to the state highway system in 1915,[4] becoming part of SR-37 in 1927[5] and SR-38 in 1931,[6] 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.[7]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Ogden, Weber County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000–
0.095
0.000–
0.153
   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
1.6252.615  SR-204 (Wall Avenue)Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
1.9493.137  US-89 (Washington Boulevard)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Reference Information: "SR-53". (83.1 KB), updated 2008-05-01, accessed July 2008
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory database, 2007
  3. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed July 2008 via ACME Mapper
  4. ^ 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 (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.
  7. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 37". (711 KB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008