Utah State Route 17

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State Route 17
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-107
Maintained by UDOT
Length6.060 mi[1] (9.753 km)
Existed1969–present
Major junctions
South end SR-9 in La Verkin
North end I-15 at Anderson Junction
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-16SR-18

State Route 17 (SR-17) is a state highway in southern Utah, running for 6.060 miles (9.753 km) in Washington County from La Verkin to Anderson Junction near Toquerville. It serves as a shortcut from I-15 to Zion National Park.[2]

Route description[edit]

The route begins at the junction of State Street and 500 North in the center of La Verkin and heads north on the latter, a two-lane undivided highway. After exiting La Verkin, the road turns northwest. South of Toquerville, the route curves between a north-northeast and north-northwest direction before steadying to a north-northeast direction; the route turns north-northwest and enters Toquerville as Toquer Boulevard. Exiting the town, the highway turns to the southwest briefly before turning north-northwest; the route turns west-northwest one final time before reverting to its original direction and terminating at exit 27 on I-15 at Anderson Junction, a diamond interchange.[3]

History[edit]

Until 1969, SR-17 and SR-9 (then SR-15) were swapped, with SR-15 following current SR-17 and SR-17 connecting US-91 at Harrisburg Junction with SR-15 at La Verkin Junction; the present SR-17 was added to the state highway system in 1912 and numbered as part of SR-15 in the 1920s.[4][5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
La Verkin0.0000.000 SR-9 (500 North) – SpringdaleSouthern terminus
Anderson Junction5.893–
6.060
9.484–
9.753
I-15 – St. George, Cedar CityNorthern terminus, also exit 27 on I-15
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UDOT Highway Reference, SR-17
  2. ^ Utah Highways, SR-17
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google.
  4. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 15". (71.8 MB), updated September 2007, accessed May 2008
  5. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 17". (2.96 MB), updated September 2007, accessed May 2008
  6. ^ State Road Commission, Utah State Trunk Lines, 1923

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