Utah State Route 159

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State Route 159

Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-121
Maintained by UDOT
Length8.018 mi[1] (12.904 km)
Major junctions
South end SR-21 in Garrison
North end US 6 / US 50 in Border
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Utah State Highway System
SR-158 SR-160

State Route 159 (SR-159) is a state highway in west-central Utah that runs from the junction of SR-21 in Garrison to US-6/US-50 8 miles (13 km) to the north near Border by the Nevada border. There are no junctions with any other state highways along SR-159.

Route description

View of SR-159, looking north from Garrison, Utah.

This short highway is mainly used as a cutoff for local Snake Valley residents between Garrison (and SR-21) and the main road in the valley, US-6/50. Motorists traveling from the south to the east, and vice versa, use the SR-159 cutoff. The road does "continue" north of US-6/50 as a dirt road, known commonly as the "Gandy Road." This road travels up Snake Valley toward Gandy, Callao, and eventually to Wendover.


The route number "159" was previously used for other roads in the state system, including what is now SR 111 (western Salt Lake Valley) from 1933[3] to 1945 and the Dividend, Utah road from 1945[4] to 1969.[2]

The current incarnation of SR-159 was designated in 1979 by the Utah State legislature, and has not been changed since.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Millard County. [5]

Garrison0.0000.000 SR-21 – GarrisonSouthern terminus
Border8.01812.904 US 6 / US 50 – Ely, DeltaNorthern terminus
Utah-Nevada line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b "Highway Reference Online - SR-159". Utah Department of Transportation. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "State Road Resolutions SR-159.pdf". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. ^ Utah State Legislature (1933). "Chapter 30". Session Laws of Utah. (159) From Junction with route No. 4 south of Magna southerly along foothills to Lark and then easterly via Fort Harriman to Riverton.
  4. ^ Utah State Legislature (1945). "Chapter 61: State Roads and Routes". Session Laws of Utah. Route 159. From route 26 near Juab-Utah County line easterly via Dividend to route 26.
  5. ^ "State Highway Map". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 1 April 2008.

External links

Media related to Utah State Route 159 at Wikimedia Commons