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Interstate 15 South - Beaver and Millard Counties

Interstate 15 south
Interstate 15 leaves Juab County and enters Millard County (population 12,503 as of 2010 Census; named for Millard Fillmore, who was the 13th President of the United States). From here, the freeway will descend into Scipio, where Interstate 15 meets U.S. 50. Photo taken 08/20/11.
This view looks south along Interstate 15 toward Scipio. Red pavement makes Old U.S. 91 easy to locate. Photo taken 08/20/11.
This view looks west from Interstate 15 past Old U.S. 91. Photo taken 08/20/11.
The first advance sign for Exit 188 does not mention U.S. 50 but instead advises motorists of the "Rest Stop" available to Interstate 15 travelers under a public-private partnership. The Rest Stop not only offers restrooms but also sells food and gas. Exit 188 is three miles ahead. Photo taken 08/20/11.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) placed several of these signs advising drowsy drivers to pull off the freeway and use the rest stop. Drowsy drivers have caused accidents, some fatal, along this remote section of Interstate 15. Photo taken 08/20/11.

The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 188, Junction U.S. 50 (400 North) east to Scipio, Salina, Green River, and Grand Junction (one mile). This major, transcontinental U.S. highway begins in West Sacramento, California, and extends east across California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland (ending at Ocean City, Maryland). Photo taken 08/20/11.
A parking area and winter chain-up area is located at Exit 188. Photo taken 08/20/11.
To Interstate 70 east to Grand Junction and Denver or west to Richfield, use Exit 188, Junction U.S. 50 east. Photo taken 08/20/11.
In 1997, Time magazine profiled transcontinental U.S. 50 in its article The Backbone of America: U.S. Highway 50 as it crosses the Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Midwest, Appalachian Mountains, and Mid-Atlantic regions. The portion across Nevada is known as the "Loneliest Road in America." U.S. 50 west merges with Interstate 15 south after Exit 188. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Several national parks are located close to the U.S. 50 and Interstate 70 corridor. Capitol Reef National Park is located along Utah 24, which begins at U.S. 50 near Salina. Further east, use Interstate 70 and U.S. 50 east to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, both near Moab off U.S. 191. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Use Exit 188 for the UDOT rest stop with gas, food, and restrooms. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 188, Junction U.S. 50 (400 North) east to Scipio, Salina, Green River, and Grand Junction. East of Salina, Interstate 70 and U.S. 50 share significant sections of pavement together, separating at Grand Junction. Interstate 70 proceeds east to Denver, while U.S. 50 travels to Montrose and Pueblo. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Upon exiting, this sign points the way to U.S. 50 east to Scipio, Salina, and Interstate 70 by turning left at the stop sign. Use Interstate 70 west to Richfield in the Sevier Valley. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Turn right to the Eagle's Landing Rest Stop, which offers food, gas, and restrooms. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Back on the mainline, Interstate 15 passes under U.S. 50 at the Scipio Interchange. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Interstate 15 south and U.S. 50 west
After the onramp from the U.S. 50 east interchange is this Interstate 15 south reassurance shield. However, the concurrent U.S. 50 west route marker is missing from this assembly. Photos taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 07/13/08.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Fillmore (21 miles) and Las Vegas (299 miles). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Interstate 15 gains elevation after leaving Scipio. At the top of the grade is a ranch exit for local access at Exit 184. Only one advance sign is posted for Exit 184. Photos taken 07/13/08 and 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Reaching an elevation of 5,970 feet above sea level, southbound Interstate 15 and westbound U.S. 50 meet Exit 184, Ranch Exit (to Scipio Pioneer Trail and nearby frontage roads, including Old U.S. 91). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 and westbound U.S. 50 pass under the rusting overpass for Exit 184. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This Interstate 15 south reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from the Ranch Exit (Exit 184). Once again, the concurrent U.S. 50 west route marker is missing from this assembly. Photo taken 08/20/11.
A Speed Limit 75 marker is posted after the onramp from the Scipio Pioneer Trail/Ranch Exit 184 onramp. A high voltage power line (single circuit) also crosses over the freeway at this point (likely approximately 230kV). Photos taken 07/13/08.
This view looks south on Interstate 15 and U.S. 50 between Exits 184 and 178. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Interstate 15 south and U.S. 50 west split at Exit 178. Interstate 15 will continue along the path of old U.S. 91/Arrowhead Trail en route to Cedar City, St. George, Las Vegas, Barstow, and San Bernardino (Interstate 15 continues south parallel to old U.S. 395 to San Diego). U.S. 50 continues west through the Great Basin, aiming toward Delta and then into Nevada along the "Loneliest Road in America" past Ely, Eureka, Austin, Fallon, and Carson City. At South Lake Tahoe, U.S. 50 enters California and proceeds over the Sierra Nevada toward Placerville and Sacramento before ending at Interstate 80 in West Sacramento. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Three years later, the one-mile advance sign for Exit 178, Junction U.S. 50 west to Delta is nearly unrecognizable due to damage sustained during a nearby brush fire. Obviously, this sign is in line to be replaced. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Use U.S. 50 west to Great Basin National Park. Photo taken 07/13/08.
In Delta, U.S. 50 and U.S. 6 will meet again; they first met in Grand Junction and shared pavement with Interstate 70 between Grand Junction and an interchange west of Green River. U.S. 6 and U.S. 50 share alignment again between Delta and Ely; at Ely, U.S. 50 will generally travel due west along the Lincoln Highway, while U.S. 6 follows the Midland Trail southwest toward Tonopah and Bishop, where it ends at U.S. 395. Photo taken 08/20/11.
No motorist services (gas, food, lodging) are available at Exit 178. Old U.S. 91 follows U.S. 50 southwest into the community of Holden, then separates via Utah 64 to return to Interstate 15 at Exit 174. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 and westbound U.S. 50 split at Exit 178 (diamond interchange). Access is also provided to the frontage road, which is on the east side of the freeway between Exits 188 and 178 (in Scipio, the frontage road travels directly into downtown via old U.S. 91). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Interstate 15 south
This view looks west from the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 after the onramp from U.S. 50 (Exit 178). Photo taken 07/13/08.
We observed minimal traffic along Interstate 15 south between Exits 178 and 174. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 174, Junction Utah 64/Main Street (U.S. 91) north to Holden (one mile). This interchange also serves Maple Hollow Road traveling east from the interchange. U.S. 91 returns to again parallel Interstate 15 south of the Holden interchange. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Utah 64 is a short state route that follows Main Street for its entire length (2.02 miles). Originally part of U.S. 91, the Arrowhead Trail, Utah 64 completes a loop from Interstate 15 into Holden. The northern half of the loop is formed by U.S. 50. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 174, Junction Utah 64/Main Street (U.S. 91) north to Holden and Maple Hollow Road east. Continue south to Exit 167 for motorist services in Fillmore (Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99). Photo taken 07/13/08.
This Interstate 15 south reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from the Holden Interchange (Exit 174, Junction Utah 64). Photo taken 07/13/08.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Fillmore (eight miles) and Las Vegas (292 miles). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Another UDOT Public-Partnership Rest Stop is located at Exit 167, three miles ahead in Fillmore. Gas, food, and restrooms are available at the rest stop, which is located just west of the diamond interchange. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The next interchange along Interstate 15 south is Exit 167, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 south to Fillmore. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The city of Fillmore was established as Utah's first capital while it was a territory prior to statehood (from 1851 to 1856); the city was founded and surveyed on October 28, 1851. After the capital moved to Salt Lake City in 1856, it still took several decades before Utah became a state (in 1896). Fillmore had a population of 2,253 as of the 2000 Census; this region is sparsely populated, but some believe that increasingly populated areas to the north (Provo-Salt Lake City-Ogden) and the south (Cedar City-St. George) will eventually push toward each other, catching Fillmore near the middle. For now, Fillmore is a quiet outpost along busy Interstate 15. Photos taken 08/20/11 and 07/13/08.
The Utah Territorial State House museum (operated by Utah State Parks) is open for visitors. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 serve the city of Fillmore by following U.S. 91 through town. As is customary in Utah, the business loop provides access to gas, food, and lodging and is less than six miles long (4.19 miles to be exact). Since it is maintained by UDOT, it is also assigned a state highway designation (in this case, Utah 99). Signage for Utah 99 only appears along the loop itself, not on signs from Interstate 15. Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 return to Interstate 15 at Exit 163. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Use Exit 167 to the public-private partnership rest stop (turn right at bottom of offramp). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 167, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99/Main Street (Old U.S. 91) south to Fillmore. To Utah 100, follow Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 south, then turn right (west) on 400 North. Utah 100 proceeds west on 500 North, then turns north on 3200 West near Flowell. Utah 100 then travels north along 3200 West to meet U.S. 50 south of McCornick and west of Holden. Photos taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 08/20/11.
This view shows the gore point for Exit 167 in Fillmore. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Once on the offramp, turn left for Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 (Main Street) south to Fillmore. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Turn right for the UDOT Rest Stop and left for the Utah Territorial Statehouse. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Back on the mainline, this Interstate 15 south reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from the North Fillmore Interchange (Exit 167, Junction Utah 99 and Business Loop I-15). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Interstate 15 passes under Utah 100, but there is currently no direct access interchange between the freeway and state highway. Motorists must use Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 to make the connection. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 163, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99/Main Street north to Fillmore. The freeway passes under West Canyon Road (200 South) ahead. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Since only one set of business route signs are posted in any one direction, the business route is only signed from Exit 167, not Exit 163. This procedure is also implemented in neighboring Wyoming. Photo taken 07/13/08.
All motorist services are available at Exit 163 as well as access to a hospital. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 163, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99/Main Street north to Fillmore. Historic U.S. 91 proceeds north from this interchange into downtown Fillmore. To the south, U.S. 91 follows the I-15 frontage road, then diverts from the freeway at Exit 158 to follow Utah 133 south through Meadow and Kanosh, then rejoin Interstate 15 at Exit 146. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This Interstate 15 south reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from the South Fillmore Interchange (Exit 158, Junction Utah 99 and Business Loop I-15). Photo taken 07/13/08.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Meadow (four miles), Cedar City (100 miles), and Las Vegas (272 miles). Photo taken 07/13/08.
The speed limit again increases from 75 to 80 miles per hour as part of the 2011 experiment. Photo taken 08/20/11.
This view can be seen along Interstate 15 south between Exits 163 and 158. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 158, Junction Utah 133 (Old U.S. 91) south to Meadow and Kanosh (one mile). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Utah 133 follows Old U.S. 91 south through Meadow and Kanosh and rejoins Interstate 15 at Exit 146. The route is 7.183 miles long per the UDOT route log accessed in 2011. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 158, Junction Utah 133 (Old U.S. 91) south to Meadow and Kanosh. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This Interstate 15 south reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Utah 133 (Exit 158). The speed limit was raised to 80 miles per hour in 2011. Photo taken 07/13/08.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Beaver (46 miles), St. George (150 miles), and Las Vegas (267 miles). Photo taken 07/13/08.
This series of pictures follows Interstate 15 south between Exits 158 and 146, a distance of eight miles. The freeway stays west of Meadow and Kanosh. Photos taken 07/13/08.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 146, Junction Utah 133 north to Kanosh and Meadow (one mile). Photo taken 07/13/08.
At Exit 146, U.S. 91 merges back with Interstate 15. U.S. 91 generally closely follows Interstate 15 until Exit 135, where Old U.S. 91 leaves the freeway via Utah 161 into Cove Fort. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Gas is available at Exit 146 and again at Exit 135. Use this exit to install tire chains during snowy weather prior to the coming uphill segment. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 146, Junction Utah 133 north to Kanosh and Meadow. This interchange is located near Eightmile Point. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This Interstate 15 south reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Utah 133 (Exit 146). The speed limit was raised to 80 miles per hour in 2011. Photo taken 07/13/08.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Beaver (33 miles), Parowan (67 miles), and Las Vegas (254 miles). Omitted are Cedar City and St. George. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Interstate 15 passes under Twin Peaks Road at this bridge. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Interstate 15 narrows and starts to travel uphill. The speed limit drops from 80 to 75 to 65 miles per hour for the climb, and the median barrier narrows to a simple jersey barrier. At the top of the hill is an interchange (Exit 138) with a chain-up area. Photos taken 07/13/08 and 08/20/11.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 138, Ranch Access. Use Exit 138 to install or remove tire chains during snowy weather. Photo taken 07/13/08.
A road leads east from this interchange and then turns north. It roughly follows Interstate 15 north over the summit we just passed and merges into the I-15 frontage road near Twin Peaks Road. This might be an old alignment of U.S. 91, but it does not appear to be paved. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 138, Ranch Access. No motorist services are available here; continue south to Exit 135 for gas and food at the UDOT Rest Stop at the Utah 161 interchange (Cove Fort). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Indeed, a UDOT Rest Stop guide sign is posted after the onramp from Exit 138. The rest stop offers food, gas, and restrooms. Photo taken 07/13/08.
An Interstate 15 south reassurance route marker is posted shortly thereafter. Photo taken 07/13/08.
With the opening of the UDOT rest stop at Exit 135, the former dedicated rest area was closed and abandoned. The offramp was completely gone by 2011. A fire ravaged the hillside behind the rest area prior to either picture being taken. Photos taken 07/13/08 and 08/20/11.
Reaching a summit of 6,160 feet above sea level (Cove Fort-Dog Valley Pass), Interstate 15 will travel downhill at a six percent grade toward Exit 135, Junction Utah 161 (U.S. 91) south to Cove Fort. Photos taken 07/13/08.
Preparing to travel downhill, the next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 135, Junction Utah 161 (U.S. 91) south to Cove Fort (one mile). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Unsigned from the mainline, Utah 161 travels southeast from Exit 135 to Historic Cove Fort, then ends at Interstate 70. Utah 161 is 3.084 miles long. Visitors can exit here for Cove Fort, then return to Interstate 15 south via Interstate 70 west. This interchange is located on the Paiute Indian Reservation. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Use Exit 135 to the public-private partnership UDOT Rest Stop (food, gas, restrooms). Photo taken 08/20/11.
Southbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 135, Junction Utah 161 (U.S. 91) south to the UDOT Rest Stop and Historic Cove Fort. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Southbound Interstate 15 passes under the Utah 161 bridge. Photo taken 07/13/08.
An Interstate 15 south reassurance marker is posted after the onramp from Utah 161. Photo taken 07/13/08.
A variable/changeable message sign is posted shortly thereafter; it was installed sometime between 2008 and 2011. Photo taken 08/20/11.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 132, Junction Interstate 70 east to Richfield, Green River, Grand Junction, and Denver (two miles). This interchange marks the western terminus of Interstate 70 near historic Cove Fort. To the east, Interstate 70 crosses the Pahvant Range, then descends into Sevier Valley. Upon reaching Sevier and Joseph, freeway turns northeast toward Richfield and Salina before crossing the Fish Lake Mountains, Wasatch Plateau, and San Rafael Swell en route to Green River and Grand Junction. Photo taken 08/20/11.
Exit 132 is a trumpet interchange, with high-speed access from Interstate 70 west to Interstate 15 south and from Interstate 15 north to Interstate 70 east. Looking east, Interstate 70 serves a vastly unpopulated swath of eastern Utah on the 232.15-mile drive to the Colorado state line. The freeway reaches Grand Junction, Colorado, approximately 257 miles east here, and Interstate 70 continues through the Rocky Mountains en route to Denver. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Use Interstate 70 east for Freemont Indian State Park (Exit 17) and the Capital Reef National Park (via Utah 24 south at Exit 46). The freeway also serves interests for the Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park in eastern Utah. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The eastbound beginning of Interstate 70 leaves Interstate 15 south at Exit 132. Interstate 70 ends 2,153 miles to the east at the city of Baltimore. The freeway follows the U.S. 50 corridor from Richland east to Grand Junction and the U.S. 40 corridor from Denver east to Baltimore. The button copy pull-through panel including the secondary control point of Beaver was replaced in 2005. Photos taken 07/13/08 and 10/18/04.
The loop ramp to Interstate 70 east requires traffic to slow down considerably. Ahead, Interstate 15 proceeds southwest toward Beaver, cedar City, St. George, Las Vegas, and greater Los Angeles. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Before leaving the Interstate 70 interchange, Interstate 15 leaves Millard County and enters Beaver County (population 6,629 as of the 2010 Census). Photo taken 07/13/08.
An extra-wide font (FHWA Series EM or F?) Interstate 15 reassurance marker resides south of the Exit 132 on-ramp from Interstate 70 west. It is only about 20 miles from here south to Beaver, where all motorist services (gas, food, lodging) are available. Photo taken 07/13/08.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 129, Junction Old U.S. 91 to Sulphurdale (one mile). Interstate 15 travels the valley between the Mineral Mountains to the west and Tushar Mountains to the east between Cove Fort and Beaver. Photo taken 08/15/10.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Beaver (20 miles), St. George (125 miles), and Las Vegas (243 miles). Photo taken 08/15/10.
Old U.S. 91 returns from Cove Fort to Interstate 15 at Exit 129. The diamond interchange serves the settlement of Sulphurdale. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Exit 129 departs Interstate 15 southbound for old U.S. 91 and Manderfield Road. A small blue sign indicates that no services are found at this exit. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This series of pictures follows Interstate 15 south after the Sulphurdale interchange, reaching a summit of 6,600 feet above sea level. Photos taken 07/13/08, 08/15/10, and 08/20/11.
Interstate 15 descends from its summit of 6,600 feet above sea level toward the Manderfield interchange (Exit 120). Photos taken 07/13/08.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 120, Manderfield Road. Old U.S. 91 (Manderfield Road) will depart from Interstate 15 again at the Exit 120 diamond interchange. Manderfield Road parallels the freeway to the east through the settlement of Manderfield between here and Beaver. Photo taken 07/13/08.
While many segments of old U.S. 91 remain in Utah's state highway system, not all of them are. Some sections are maintained locally by the county. U.S. 91 (former Utah 1)/Manderfield Road between Exit 120 and the intersection with Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 in Beaver is an example of the latter. Photo taken 08/15/10.
Southbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 120, Manderfield Road (old U.S. 91) south. Manderfield Road travels nine miles between Exit 120 and Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160/Main Street in Beaver (Exit 112). Photo taken 08/15/10.
Interstate 15 passes through the Manderfield Interchange. Photo taken 08/15/10.
After the Manderfield interchange, this mileage sign provides the distance to Beaver (eight miles), St. George (112 miles), and Las Vegas (229 miles). Photo taken 07/13/08.
This series of pictures takes Interstate 15 south between Exits 120 and 112. Motorist services are available at Exit 112 (Beaver). Photos taken 07/13/08.
Another private/public partnership UDOT Rest Stop is located at Exit 112 (North Beaver Interchange). This Rest Stop offers gas, food, and restrooms. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Interstate 15 approaches the city of Beaver, the seat of Beaver County. The city had a population of 2,454 as of the 2000 Census and sits at an elevation of 5,902 feet above sea level. Settled by Mormon pioneers, Beaver incorporated on January 10, 1867. The city sits along Interstate 15 and Old U.S. 91 between the Tushar Mountains to the east and Mineral Mountains to the west. This billboard advertises Beaver's water, which has the best water in the United States. This distinction came from a national taste-test competition sponsored by the National Rural Water Association in 2006. According to a Salt Lake Tribune article, the "15 springs, two wells and lack of chemicals make it the tastiest, clearest and best smelling" water in the United States. However, that distinction did not continue years to come. The billboard changed designs between 2010 and 2011, perhaps because five years had passed since Beaver water earned that distinction and also because the 2011 winner in the rural water taste test competition was the Central Iowa Water Association. Photos taken 08/15/10 and 08/20/11.
The next exit along Interstate 15 south is Exit 112, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 south to Beaver; Junction Utah 21 west to Minersville, Milford, and Ely, Nevada; and Junction Utah 153 east to Junction in Piute County. Utah 160 is a 3.808-mile state highway that follows portions of Old U.S. 91 through Beaver. It returns to Interstate 15 at Exit 109. All motorist services (food, gas, lodging) are available along the business route. Photo taken 07/13/08.
A variety of recreational areas are accessed via Exit 120 and Beaver. Among these are Great Basin National Park, which includes alpine scenery and Lehman Caves. To the national park, follow Utah 21 west to the Utah-Nevada State Line, where it becomes Nevada 487. Upon reaching Baker, turn west on Nevada 488 to the park entrance. Also to the west is Minersville Reservoir State Park (midway between Beaver and Minersville). Traveling east on Utah 153 are a variety of scenic and recreational opportunities, including Fishlake National Forest, the Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway, Eagle Point (formerly Elk Meadows) Ski Resort, Puffer's Lake, and the Tushar Mountains. For those continuing east to U.S. 89 at Junction, be advised that the eastern slope is unpaved (one of the few unpaved sections of state highway in Utah). Photos taken 08/20/11 and 07/13/08.
Southbound Interstate 15 approaches Exit 112, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 south to Beaver; Junction Utah 21 west to Minersville, Milford, and Ely, Nevada; and Junction Utah 153 east to Junction in Piute County. Old U.S. 91, which has paralleled Interstate 15 to the east of the freeway along its old alignment through Manderfield, merges with the business route just east of this interchange. Photo taken 07/13/08.
Use Exit 112 to the UDOT Rest Stop (food, gas, restrooms). Photo taken 07/13/08.
Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 depart Interstate 15 south at Exit 112 for the city of Beaver. The loop follows 1400 North and curves onto Main Street (old U.S. 91) south for a total of 3.8 miles through Beaver. In downtown Beaver, Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 meet both Utah 21 (Center Street) west or Utah 153 (200 North) east. Since there is no direct access to Utah 21 from Interstate 15, motorists must use the business loop for the connection to either state highway. The UDOT Rest Stop is also at this interchange (upon exiting, turn right). Photos taken 07/13/08 and 10/18/04.
Now on the offramp to Exit 112 (diamond interchange), turn left for Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 south to downtown Beaver and destinations east and west via Utah 153 and Utah 21. Photo taken 08/15/10.
A powerline crosses over Interstate 15 as traffic from Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 merge back onto the mainline freeway. Photos taken 08/21/11.
This view looks south near the point where Interstate 15 passes over Utah 21 (no direct interchange). Photo taken 08/20/11.
The next interchange along Interstate 15 south is Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 north back to Beaver (one mile). Photo taken 08/15/10.
Southbound Interstate 15 approaches Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 north back to Beaver. U.S. 91 also meets Interstate 15 once again at this interchange. Use this exit to Beaver Municipal Airport. Photo taken 08/15/10.
Southbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 (Historic U.S. 91) north back to Beaver. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This Interstate 15 south reassurance route marker is posted after the onramp from Utah 160. The next exit (Freemont Road) is nine miles ahead, in Iron County. From here, the freeway will travel uphill to a 6,500-foot summit. Photo taken 07/13/08.
A mileage sign provides the distance to Parowan (31 miles) and Cedar City (51 miles). The control city of Las Vegas is omitted here. Photo taken 07/13/08.
This series of pictures follows Interstate 15 south as the freeway proceeds uphill after leaving Beaver. After ascending to the summit of 6,500 feet above sea level, Interstate 15 leaves Beaver County and enters Iron County. Photos taken 07/13/08 and 08/15/10.

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