Interstate 15 North - Beaver, Millard, Juab, and Utah Counties


Interstate 15/Veterans Memorial Highway north
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160/Main Street north to Beaver; Utah 21 west to Milford, Great Basin National Park, and Ely, Nevada; and Utah 153/Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway east to Eagle Point (Elk Meadows) Ski Area (an unpaved connection continues east as Utah 153, ultimately connecting to Junction and U.S. 89 near Piute Reservoir, but this is not a very fast route). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160/Main Street follow Old U.S. 91 through 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. The business route will return to Interstate 15 at Exit 112 for a total distance of 3.8 miles. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160/Main Street (Old U.S. 91) north to Beaver. Utah 21 is a 108-mile long, northwest-southeast state route that begins at the Nevada-Utah State Line (from Nevada 487) and continues east through Garrison to Milford and Minersville, ending at Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160 in downtown Beaver. Utah 153 is a 40-mile long, east-west state route designated as Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway that begins in Beaver and extends east to U.S. 89 in Junction. The portion of Utah 153 at its highest point (over 10,200 feet above sea level in the Tushar Mountains) is unpaved, making this one of the few state routes in Utah to lack pavement. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
This Interstate 15 north reassurance shield is posted after the Exit 109 (south Beaver) interchange. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160/Main Street south to Beaver (0.75 mile). This represents the north end of the Beaver business loop. This exit is again signed for Utah 21 to Milford as well as Old U.S. 91 north to Manderfield. Old U.S. 91 spurs north from Utah 160 and extends north through Manderfield to meet Interstate 15 at Exit 120. This exit also serves a UDOT sanctioned Rest Stop. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 109, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 160/Main Street south to Beaver and Historic U.S. 91 north to Manderfield. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
80-mile-per-hour speed limit zones were introduced in 2011 along select segments of Interstate 15, including this 20-mile stretch north of Beaver. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.

The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 120, Old U.S. 91/Manderfield Road south to Manderfield (one mile). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 north meets Exit 120, Old U.S. 91/Manderfield Road south to Manderfield. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
This Interstate 15 north route marker is posted after the Manderfield Road interchange, with a very wide font. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 129, Cunningham to Pine Creek Highway (U.S. 91) northeast to Sulphurdale. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Upon exiting, turn right to connect to Pine Creek Highway (U.S. 91) north to Sulphurdale. Old U.S. 91 interchanges with Interstate 70 near Cove Fort, where it becomes Utah 161. Old U.S. 91 and Utah 161 meet Interstate 15 at Exit 135. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 129, Cunningham to Pine Creek Highway (U.S. 91) northeast to Sulphurdale. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is with Interstate 70 east to Richfield, Salina, Green River, Grand Junction, and Denver. While still within Beaver County, the interchange is largely located at the southern edge of Millard County. Interstate 70 extends 232.15 miles across the state, traveling through some of the most desolate regions on the Interstate Highway System. Photos taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 10/18/04.
Interstate 70 is a nearly transcontinental route that bisects the country between Cove Fort and Baltimore, Maryland. The freeway provides the main connection from Southern California and Las Vegas to Denver, Colorado. The freeway reaches the Mile High City about 505 miles west of here, on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. The ground-mounted sign from 2004 was replaced with an overhead sign by 2011. Photos taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 10/18/04.
This Exit 132 auxiliary guide sign touts the connections of Interstate 70 to Freemont Indian State Park (Exit 17) and the Capital Reef National Park (via Utah 24 south at Exit 46). Photo taken 10/18/04.
Northbound Interstate 15/Veterans Memorial Highway reaches Exit 132, Interstate 70 east to Richfield and Denver. An original button copy guide sign, present in 2004 and gone by 2011, used to include Fillmore as a northbound control city for Interstate 15. Along its long route across the United States, Interstate 70 will serve cities such as Denver, Topeka, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Wheeling, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore along its 2,153.13-mile journey. Around this point, Interstate 15 leaves Beaver County and enters Millard County. Photos taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 10/18/04.
This Interstate 15 route marker is posted after the Interstate 70 interchange. Approximately 175 miles separate the western terminal of Interstate 70 from Salt Lake City. Interstate 15 travels 25 miles north to Meadow (Utah 133) and 30 miles to the Millard County seat of Fillmore. Photos taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 10/18/04.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 135, Utah 161 (old U.S. 91). Use Utah 161 south to historic Cove Fort. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Cove Fort lies southeast of Exit 135 along Utah 161, which travels three miles of old U.S. 91 between Interstate 15 and Interstate 70 (Exit 2). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
A rest stop (located within a gas station as part of a UDOT public-private partnership) provides a chance for road weary travelers to stop for awhile at Exit 135 of Interstate 15. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 135, Utah 161 (old U.S. 91) south to Cove Fort and Black Rock Road west. Black Rock Road provides an unpaved route between the freeway and Black Rock (Utah 252) 23 miles to the west. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Ascending the Exit 135 off-ramp to Utah 161 south and Black Rock Road west. A small guide sign directs motorists to the UDOT/Chevron sponsored rest stop. Cove Fort to the east was settled in 1867 as an outpost along the original Beaver to Fillmore road. The settlement was founded by Ira Hinckley at the request of Brigham Young. Photo taken 10/18/04.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 138, Ranch Exit. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 138, Ranch Exit. No motorist services are available here. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Back in the late 1980s/early 1990s, many signs in Utah were wood-backed, such as this older Interstate 15 north reassurance shield. More recent signs placed in Utah seem generally not to be wood-backed based on field observations. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next interchange along Interstate 15/Veterans Memorial Highway north is Exit 146, Junction Millard County Route 1/Six Mile Road northeast to Kanosh. No motorist services are available at this interchange (continue north to Exit 158). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
At Kanosh, the county route transitions directly onto Utah 133, which begins in Kanosh and travels north to Meadow. The county route and Utah 133 together both form a relatively long segment of old alignment of U.S. 91 that will deviate from Interstate 15 between Exits 146 and 158. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 146, Junction Millard County Route 1/Six Mile Road northeast to Kanosh. Note the guide sign here is wood-backed (and is peeling). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next interchange along Interstate 15 north is Exit 158, Utah 133 south to Meadow and Kanosh. Utah 133 is another old alignment of U.S. 91. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Utah 133 travels south from Exit 158 to Meadow and Kanosh via old U.S. 91. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 158, Utah 133 south to Meadow and Kanosh. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 163, Utah 99 and Business Loop I-15 north to Beaver. Use Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 (Old U.S. 91) north to connect to Utah 100. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Business Loop I-15 follows Utah 99 between Exits 163 and 167 to serve the city of Fillmore. This is another old alignment of U.S. 91, which was decommissioned through here in 1975. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Use Exit 163 to the Utah Territorial State House, which was originally located in Fillmore (the state capital today is in Salt Lake City). 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. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 163, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 (Historic U.S. 91) north to Fillmore. Use the business route north to Utah 100. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 167, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 south to Fillmore. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
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 route 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 leave Interstate 15 at Exit 163 and return to Interstate 15 at Exit 167. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 167, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 99 south to Fillmore. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
An Interstate 15 north reassurance route marker is posted after the onramp from the Fillmore business loop. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 174, Utah 64 (Old U.S. 91) north to U.S. 50 west to Holden and Delta. This interchange is located about 42 miles north of the Interstate 70 interchange. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
U.S. 50 travels west from this interchange to Delta, then becomes the "Nation's Loneliest Road" through central Nevada, serving Great Basin National Park, Ely, Austin, Eureka, and Fallon. U.S. 50 east joins Interstate 15 north to bypass Holden, then splits from Interstate 15 at Exit 188 (Scipio). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 174, Utah 64 north to U.S. 50 west to Delta. U.S. 50 east follows Interstate 15 north to Scipio. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 178, U.S. 50 west to Delta and Holden. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Together with Utah 64, the old alignment of U.S. 91 forms a loop between Exits 174 and 178 through the community of Holden. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 178, U.S. 50 west to Delta and Holden. Interstate 15 and U.S. 50 merge together until Exit 188. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Interstate 15 north and U.S. 50 east
This mileage sign along Interstate 15 north and U.S. 50 east provides the distance to Scipio (nine miles), Provo (87 miles), and Salt Lake City (129 miles). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next interchange along Interstate 15 north and U.S. 50 east is Exit 184, Ranch Exit (to Scipio Pioneer Trail and nearby frontage roads, including Old U.S. 91). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Since we have been traveling this section of Interstate 15, the companion route of U.S. 50 has been conspicuously unsigned through here. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The routes divide soon thereafter, as the next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 188, 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). 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 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
To Interstate 70 east to Grand Junction and Denver or west to Richfield, use Exit 188, U.S. 50 east. 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." Use Exit 188 for the UDOT rest stop with gas, food, and restrooms. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 188, 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 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Interstate 15 north
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 202, Yuba Lake State Park (one mile). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 202, Yuba Lake State Park. Upon exiting, turn south toward Yuba Lake State Park, which includes a campground near the reservoir. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 207, Utah 78 east to Levan and Mills Road west to Mills. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Utah 78 is a 9.42-mile long state route that extends from Interstate 15 Exit 207 and travels northeast to Chicken Creek Reservoir, then turns east to end at Utah 28 in Levan. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15/Veterans Memorial Highway meets Exit 207, Utah 78 east to Levan. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next three exits along Interstate 15 south all serve the city of Nephi, the seat of Juab County: Exit 222, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 28 north to Nephi and Utah 28 south to U.S. 89 in Gunnison; Exit 225, Utah 132 (100 North); and Exit 228, Junction Business Loop I-15, Old U.S. 91, and Utah 28 south to Nephi. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 222, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 28 north to Nephi via Main Street. The business route segment between Exits 222 and 228 was designated as Utah 41 when U.S. 91 was decommissioned around 1976, but Utah 41 was eliminated in 2006 in favor of Utah 28 in order to provide a continuous numerical designation for the route from Gunnison north to Nephi via Levan. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 approaches Exit 222, Utah 28 south to Gunnison and Business Loop I-15 and Utah 28 north to Nephi. The freeway will swings to the northeast to avoid downtown Nephi. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 222, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 28 north to Nephi and Utah 28 south to Gunnison. Exit 222 is another diamond interchange. All motorist services (gas, food, lodging) are available at this interchange. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 225, Utah 132 (100 North). Utah 132 travels west to meet U.S. 6 in Lynndyl and southeast to U.S. 89 in Pigeon Hollow (via Fountain Green and Moroni). The section of Utah 132 between Interstate 15 and U.S. 89 was a former alignment of U.S. 189; it was decommissioned in 1938 in favor of the current alignment between Provo and Jackson (which followed former Utah 7, U.S. 530, and U.S. 30S from Provo into Evanston, Wyoming). Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Use Utah 132 southeast to Fountain Green, Moroni, Ephraim, and Manti. Both Ephraim and Manti are on the U.S. 89 corridor; both Utah 132 east and Utah 28 south can be used to travel to the U.S. 89 south corridor. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 225, Utah 132 (100 North) east to Pigeon Hollow and west to Nephi and Lynndyl. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 228, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 28 south to Nephi via Main Street. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Utah 28 (43.612 miles) travels south from Interstate 15 through Nephi, crosses Interstate 15 again at Exit 222, then proceeds to Levan and Gunnison. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 228, Junction Business Loop I-15 and Utah 28/Main Street south to Nephi ("The Friendly City at the Crossroads of Utah"). Nephi had a population of 4,733 as of the 2000 Census. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 233 for Utah 54 west to Mona (one mile). This short, 1.344-mile state route travels west to meet Old U.S. 91 in Mona, where the state route ends. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 approaches Exit 233 for Utah 54 west to Mona (one-half mile) and the Young Living Family Farm. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 233, Utah 54 west to Mona and Old U.S. 91. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 242, Summit Ridge Parkway to 300 West to Santaquin. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
As we proceed north along Interstate 15 into Santaquin, the population density starts to increase noticeably as we prepare to enter the heavily populated Wasatch Front region, which includes the major cities of Provo, Salt Lake City, and Ogden. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 242, Summit Ridge Parkway to 300 West to Santaquin. The city of Santaquin ("A Breath of Fresh Air") was home to 4,834 people as of the 2000 Census and incorporated on January 4, 1932. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
An Interstate 15 north reassurance route marker is posted after the onramp from Summit Ridge Parkway. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 244, U.S. 6 southwest to Santaquin and Delta. At Delta, U.S. 6 merges with U.S. 50, and the routes proceed west toward Ely, Nevada. Also at this exit is the connection to Utah 198/State Road (Old U.S. 6-50-91) northeast to Payson and Spanish Fork. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Prior to the completion of Interstate 70 between Salina and Green River through the San Rafael Reef, the segment of U.S. 6 through Delta, Santaquin, Spanish Fork, and Price was also designated as U.S. 50 (and the segment of U.S. 89-91 north to Salt Lake was co-designated as U.S. 50 Alternate. In 1976, when the initial two-lane segment of Interstate 70 was opened between Salina and Green River, U.S. 50 was moved from its concurrency with U.S. 6 onto the Interstate, along with taking over former Utah 26 between Delta and Scipio and former Utah 63 between Scipio and Salina. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 244, U.S. 6 southwest to Santaquin and Delta. Traveling beyond Delta toward Ely, U.S. 6 will pass through some of the most desolate areas of the Great Basin. Between Ely and Tonopah, U.S. 6 passes through few towns and sees fewer motorist services. Advance planning is a good idea for driving this stretch of remote U.S. highway. As for motorist services in Santaquin, all services are available in Santaquin. In addition, use Exit 244 to Old U.S. 6-91 (Utah 198) north to Payson and Spanish Fork. For U.S. 6 east, continue north on Interstate 15. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Interstate 15 north and U.S. 6 east
The next exit along Interstate 15 north and U.S. 6 east is Exit 248, 800 South to Payson. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15/Veterans Memorial Highway and westbound U.S. 6 meet Exit 248, 800 South east to Payson. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
An Interstate 15 north and U.S. 6 east reassurance shield assembly is posted after the onramp from 800 South. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 250, Utah 115. Use Exit 250 to the city of Payson ("Come for a Day, Stay for a Lifetime"), which had a population of 12,716 as of the 2000 Census and incorporated on January 21, 1853. Utah 115 is the principal route into downtown Payson; although no business loop is officially designated in Payson, one could be routed along Utah 115/Main Street south, Utah 198 (100 West) south, and 800 South east back to Interstate 15 at Exit 248. Since 800 South is not a state highway, that might explain why there is no official business loop in Payson. Use Exit 250 to a visitor's information center and hospital. Old U.S. 6-91 follows Utah 198 through Spanish Fork and Payson; Utah 198 does not rejoin Interstate 15 until Exit 244 in Santaquin. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 and eastbound U.S. 6 meet Exit 250, Utah 115/Main Street south to Payson and north to Benjamin. Utah 115 connects Payson with Spanish Fork via Benjamin. The state route travels 8.247 miles (this is accurate as of 2011, but the mileage is subject to change as the route is modified). It begins at Utah 198 (East 100 North/State Road) and travels north on Main Street, interchanging with Interstate 15 and U.S. 6 at Exit 250. Utah 150 becomes 3200 West and proceeds north to Benjamin. At 7300 North (Utah 147), Utah 115 makes a hard turn east onto 7300 North, passes under Interstate 15 and U.S. 6, and meets 1550 West. Utah 115 turns north on 1550 West, which curves onto eastbound 6800 South, which becomes West 100 South upon entering Spanish Fork. Utah 115 then ends at Utah 156/Main Street (Old U.S. 91) in downtown Spanish Fork. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north and U.S. 6 east is Exit 253, Utah 164 (8000 South) to Benjamin. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Utah 164 travels east to Utah 198 (old U.S. 6-91) and west to north-south Utah 115. From there, Utah 115 travels south to Payson. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 253, Utah 164. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Another Interstate 15 and U.S. 6 route marker pair is posted after the onramp from Utah 164. Photo taken 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Interstate 15 and U.S. 6 east split at Exit 257. Between Exits 248 and 257, U.S. 6 east merged with Interstate 15 north. At Exit 257, U.S. 6 turns east toward Spanish Fork (U.S. 89). Continuing southeast, U.S. 6 travels to Helper, where it picks up U.S. 191; the two routes serve Price and then connect with Interstate 70 and U.S. 50 near Green River. Photos taken 11/04/11 and 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith and 07/08/05 by Casey Cooper.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 257, U.S. 6 east to Spanish Fork and Utah 156/Main Street south to Spanish Fork. The city of Spanish Fork had a population of 20,246 as of the 2000 Census and was incorporated on January 17, 1855. Also use Exit 257 to Salem ("The City of Peace"), which was incorporated on May 10, 1920, and had a population of 4,372 as of the 2000 Census. Photos taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom and 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
Interstate 15 north
The next three exits along Interstate 15 are: Exit 260, Utah 77 (400 South); Exit 261, Utah 75 (1500 North); and Exit 263, U.S. 189/University Avenue north in Provo. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
The right lane of Interstate 15 north becomes exit only for Exit 260, Utah 77 (400 South). Utah 77 travels from Utah 147 (near Benjamin) north through Barney Corner and then east to U.S. 89 in Springville via an interchange with Interstate 15 at Exit 260. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
After traffic to Utah 77 departs from Interstate 15 north, the express lane begin its northward trek toward Provo, Orem, and Salt Lake City. Interstate 15 passes under Utah 77. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
The next interchange along Interstate 15 north is currently unphotographed: Exit 261, Utah 75 (1500 North) due to freeway construction underway when we passed through the area in 2011-2012. Check back later for pictures. Interstate 15 north enters the city of Provo ("Making Life Better"), which had a population of 112,488 as of the 2010 Census and incorporated in April 1850. Provo is home of Brigham Young University, and the city sits at an elevation of 4,551 feet above sea level.
The next exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 263, U.S. 189/University Avenue north in Provo. U.S. 189 is the next U.S. highway to intersect Interstate 15, and this interchange serves as its southern terminus. Traveling northeast, U.S. 189 passes through Provo Canyon, coming to an end at U.S. 40 in Heber City, a distance of only about 25 miles. However, U.S. 189 silently merges onto westbound U.S. 40 and eastbound Interstate 80 en route to Evanston, Wyoming, where it becomes signed once again. From there, U.S. 189 travels north toward its northern terminus at Jackson, Wyoming. Photo taken 07/08/05 by Casey Cooper.
The next interchange along Interstate 15 north is currently unphotographed due to construction underway through Provo in 2011-2012 (Exit 265, Utah 114/Center Street).
Following that, the next interchange along Interstate 15 north is Exit 269, Utah 265/University Parkway in Provo. Photos taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom and 07/07/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next several interchanges along Interstate 15 north are currently unphotographed due to road construction between 2011-2012: Exit 271, Center Street to Orem; Exit 272, Utah 52 (800 North) to Orem and U.S. 189 north to Provo Canyon, Heber City, and points east via U.S. 40; and Exit 273, Utah 241 (1600 North) to Utah 114/Geneva Road to Lindon. Check back later for pictures. Click below to continue on Interstate 15 north into Salt Lake County!
Skipping ahead, northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 275, Pleasant Grove Boulevard to Pleasant Grove. The next two exits along Interstate 15 south connect to the city of Pleasant Grove ("Utah's City of Trees"). Pleasant Grove had a population of 23,468 as of the 2000 Census and incorporated on January 18, 1855. The second exit along Interstate 15 north is Exit 276, Utah 180/South 500 East to Pleasant Grove. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
Another Express Lane overhead sign is posted prior to passing under Pleasant Grove Boulevard. The next interchange (Exit 276) is not photographed at this time. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
After Exit 276, the following interchange is Exit 278, Utah 145/Pioneer Crossing west and Utah 145/Main Street east. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
Utah 145 begins at Utah 68 and extends east along Pioneer Crossing past Interstate 15, then changes names to Main Street for the final distance to its end at U.S. 89 in American Fork. The segment of Utah 145 between Utah 68 and Interstate 15 opened to traffic in August 2010. Exit 278 was a diamond interchange until 2010, when it was changed to a diverging diamond interchange (similar to the one located at the Utah 92 interchange) when Utah 145 west of here was completed in 2010. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
The next three interchanges along Interstate 15 north are Exit 278, Utah 145/Pioneer Crossing west and Utah 145/Main Street east; Exit 279, Utah 73/Main Street east to U.S. 89/State Street or west to Lehi; and Exit 282, U.S. 89/State Street south and Utah 85/Mountain View Corridor (future freeway) west and north. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
Northbound Interstate 15 meets Exit 278, Utah 145/Pioneer Crossing west and Utah 145/Main Street east. Use Utah 145/Main Street east to U.S. 89/Main Street south (east) to downtown American Fork (population 21,941 as of the 2000 Census; incorporated June 4, 1853). Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
Another express lane entrance is located between the onramp from Utah 145/Pioneer Crossing and Main Street and the Exit 279 interchange (Utah 73/Main Street). Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
Northbound Interstate 15 reaches Exit 279, Utah 73/Main Street east to U.S. 89/State Street or west to Lehi. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
An Interstate 15 north reassurance shield is posted soon thereafter. Photo taken 05/16/12 by Steve Hanudel and Erik Slotboom.
The next several interchanges along Interstate 15 north are currently unphotographed due to road construction between 2011-2012: Exit 282, U.S. 89/State Street south and Utah 85/Mountain View Corridor (future freeway) west and north and Exit 284, Utah 92/Timpanogos Highway (Alpine Loop Scenic Byway) east to Highland and Alpine. Check back later for pictures. Click below to continue on Interstate 15 and U.S. 89 north into Salt Lake County!
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