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Business Loop I-80 - Wendover

Business Loop I-80 travels 2.7 miles through West Wendover, Nevada, and Wendover, Utah, via Old U.S. 40. This route provides access to services and casinos along the way. The Nevada stretch shares pavement with Alternate U.S. 93 for the first one-half mile. Thereafter, the business loop used to share pavement with Nevada 224 between Alternate U.S. 93 and the Nevada-Utah state line, until the state transferred responsibility of the business loop from the Nevada Department of Transportation to the city of West Wendover. At the state line, the Utah Department of Transportation takes over responsibility and has assigned the route as Utah 58 officially. While the Nevada side of the loop is well signed, it is difficult to find a green business route sign on the Utah side of the loop.

Business Loop I-80 east and Alternate U.S. 93/Florence Way south
Exit 410 serves West Wendover from Interstate 80 just north of the commercial strip (Wendover Boulevard). Drivers departing Interstate 80 westbound turn southward onto Business Loop I-80 east & U.S. 93A southbound at a diamond interchange. Ranch roads tie into the interchange from the north. Pictured here is the Interstate 80 eastbound return ramp to Salt Lake City. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80 east and Alternate U.S. 93 southbound descend toward the intersection with Wendover Boulevard and Florence Way. A Nevada tourist information center and the West Wendover business district lie to the east along Wendover Boulevard. Photo taken 09/08/05.
A shield assembly for the business loop and Alternate U.S. 93 direct motorists toward downtown Wendover for the continuation of the business route. Wendover Boulevard represents the original routing of U.S. 40 before Interstate 80 replaced it. Old U.S. 40 continues west to Exit 407 of Interstate 80. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Alternate U.S. 93 turns southward from Business Loop I-80 just east of the turn onto Wendover Boulevard. The federal highway merges with U.S. 93 59 miles to the south at Lages Station. From there U.S. 93 carries motorists another 59 miles to Ely. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80/Wendover Boulevard (Old U.S. 40 and Old Nevada 224) east
Business Loop I-80 eastbound reassurance marker posted after the split with Alternate U.S. 93. The Utah state line lies ahead at the pedestrian over crossing. Photo taken 09/08/05.
This view looks south from Wendover Boulevard toward the Union Pacific Railroad, Wendover Air Force Auxiliary Field, and the Toana Range. Photo taken 09/08/05.

The Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino and Montego Bay Casino lie across from one another at the Utah state line. The pedestrian over crossing links the two businesses and represents where the boundary crosses Wendover Boulevard. The gambling parlors of both casinos are found on the Nevada state of the state line. The hotel portions of the facilities exist in Utah. Photos taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80 and Utah 58/Wendover Boulevard east
Business Loop I-80 gains Utah 58 after it crosses into Utah along Wendover Boulevard. A left turn on Aria Boulevard will provide a connection to Interstate 80. After Aria Boulevard, the tandem routes leave Wendover and approach the Exit 2 interchange with Interstate 80. There is no westbound on-ramp to Interstate 80 there, so motorists bound for Elko and points west should take old U.S. 40 (Frontage Road) east to Exit 4. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80 and Utah 58 eastbound at the split with Old U.S. 40 (Frontage Road). Old U.S. 40 parallels Interstate 80 through the Bonneville Salt Flats. The two-lane road meets Salt Flats Road just south of the Exit 4 diamond interchange. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Drivers continuing east on Business Loop I-80 and Utah 58 default onto Interstate 80 eastbound at Exit 2. The freeway travels two miles east to the Bonneville Speedway interchange and 111 miles to Salt Lake City. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80 and Utah 58/Wendover Boulevard (Old U.S. 40) west
Business Loop I-80 & Utah 58 westbound leave Interstate 80 at Exit 2 for Wendover, Utah. Rather than sign the loop with reassurance markers, UDOT instead places an Interstate 80 westbound trailblazer after the merge with Old U.S. 40 (Frontage Road). Photo taken 09/08/05.
Wendover Boulevard carries the business loop into the Wendover business district. A number of hotel and casinos line along the state line. The gambling aspect of the businesses lie across the Nevada state line where gambling is allowed. Prior to the Utah-Nevada state line, Aria Boulevard turns north to connect Wendover with Interstate 80 Exit 1. Photo taken 09/08/05.
The Nevada state line crosses Wendover Boulevard at the pedestrian over crossing between the Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino and Montego Bay Casino. Note the painted lines demarking the state border on the roadway itself. At the state line, Utah 58 comes to an end. Until the early 1990s, Nevada 224 used to begin at this point, but now the business loop through West Wendover is now maintained by the city. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80/Wendover Boulevard (Old U.S. 40 and Old Nevada 224) west
Business Loop I-80 descends from the business district toward the merge with Alternate U.S. 93. Wendover Boulevard maintains four lanes through to the split with the business loop. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Alternate U.S. 93 north joins Business Loop I-80 west briefly along Wendover Boulevard. Alternate U.S. 93 provides the main connection between Ely, Nevada and the Interstate 80 corridor for points east. The alternate route doubles back to U.S. 93 via Interstate 80 west. Photo taken 09/08/05.
A Nevada tourist information center resides near the intersection of Wendover Boulevard and Florence Way. Business Loop I-80 and Alternate U.S. 93 turn northward from old U.S. 40 to junction Interstate 80 via Florence Way. Wendover Boulevard (old U.S. 40) continues west another three miles before petering out near Interstate 80 Exit 407 (Ola). Photo taken 09/08/05.
Business Loop I-80 west and Alternate U.S. 93/Florence Way north
Business Loop I-80 west and Alternate U.S. 93 north enter the Exit 410 diamond interchange with Interstate 80. Interstate 80 crosses the Utah state line nearby and meets the east end of the business loop in two miles. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Alternate U.S. 93 northbound joins Interstate 80 west for a 58-mile overlap to Wells and junction U.S. 93. West of Oasis (Exit 378), concurrent signage between Interstate 80 and Alternate U.S. 93 gradually disappears. Photo taken 09/08/05.

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Page Updated July 9, 2012.