Utah State Route 34

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Interstate 15 Business marker State Route 34 marker

State Route 34
Saint George Boulevard[1]
Route information
Defined by Utah Code §72-4-109
Length2.150 mi[1] (3.460 km)
Existed1964–present
Major junctions
West end SR-18 in St. George
  I-15 in St. George
East endRiver Road in St. George
Highway system
  • State highways in Utah
SR-32SR-35

State Route 34 (SR-34) is a short state highway in the city of St. George in southwestern Utah that connects Bluff Street (SR-18) to River Road while providing a connection to I-15. The route runs two miles (more than three kilometers) through St. George on St. George Boulevard. SR-34 was a portion of US-91 when it passed through the city,[2] and serves as the northern part of the St. George Business Loop for I-15; Bluff St. (SR-18) from Interstate 15's Exit 6 to St. George Blvd. serves as the southern half.

Route description[edit]

From its western terminus with SR-18 at Bluff Street, the route heads east on St. George Boulevard, situated along 100 North on the St. George grid system. About a tenth of a mile after the junction with I-15, the route terminates at River Road. The route is classified as an "urban other principal arterial" by UDOT.[1]

History[edit]

The east–west route through St. George was added to the state highway system in 1910,[3] and in the 1920s it became part of (US-91).[4] In 1964, the State Road Commission defined a new State Route 34 to be built on a new alignment[3] around the west side of St. George, connecting proposed I-15 at exit 6 with US-91 at St. George Boulevard and Bluff Street. In 1974, after I-15 was completed, SR-18 (which had been extended over old US-91 to SR-34 in 1969) was extended south to replace the original portion of SR-34, leaving the latter route on only St. George Boulevard. SR-34 was extended slightly east to River Road in 1991, since exit 8 on I-15 was converted from a trumpet to a diamond interchange. In the mid 2000s, St.George Boulevard had undergone major reconstruction with new pavement, updated traffic signals, waterlines and landscaped medians installed from Bluff Street to 1000 East. In 2013, the diamond interchange was completely reconstructed into a diverging diamond interchange to ease congestion in the I-15 interchange/1000 East/River Road area, and was the first interchange of its kind in southern Utah.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in St. George, Washington County. [6]

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 SR-18 (Bluff Street) – EnterpriseWestern terminus
1.896–
1.998
3.051–
3.215
I-15 – Las Vegas, Salt Lake CityExit 8 on I-15
2.1503.460River RoadEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "State Route 34 Highway reference". Utah Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Utah Highway Pages - 21 to 40". Stober, Daniel. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
  3. ^ a b Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 1". (35.4 MB), updated September 2007, accessed May 2008, pp. 1, 29
  4. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926
  5. ^ Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Resolutions: "Route 34". (7.88 MB), updated October 2007, accessed May 2008
  6. ^ "State Highway Map". Utah Department of Transportation. Retrieved 27 May 2008.