Interstate 215 - Utah

Interstate 215 Utah - Inner Loop


Interstate 215/Belt Route Inner Loop south
The inner loop of the Interstate 215 Belt Route begins here, with the transition of eastbound Utah 186/Foothill Boulevard (Former U.S. 40) onto Interstate 215 south and Interstate 80 east to Cheyenne and west to Reno. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The connection to Interstate 80 splits between ramps to east and west. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Traffic from Interstate 80 east, Utah 186 (Foothill Drive) south, and Interstate 80 west converges one quarter mile ahead of the Exit 3 ramp departure for 3300 South (Utah 171 west) and Wasatch Boulevard. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Southbound Interstate 215 reaches Exit 3, Utah 171 (3300 South) at this partial-diamond interchange. Utah 171 constitutes a 15.6-mile long highway between Exit 3 of Interstate 215 and Utah 111 near Magna. Wasatch Boulevard parallels Interstate 215 south from Parleys Canyon to Holladay. Photo taken 09/08/05.
The next interchange along Interstate 215 south is Exit 4, 3900 South, which departs the freeway approximately one-half mile after the Utah 171 (3300 South) interchange. 3900 South ventures west from Wasatch Boulevard 1.4 miles to Utah 195 (2300 East). Photo taken 09/08/05.
Exit 5 follows suit and leaves Interstate 215 in quick succession for the westbound beginning of Utah 266 (4430 South) at Olympus Hills Park. The state route begins at Interstate 215 and journeys westward to 4500 South along the northern city limits of Holladay. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Continuing southward along the Holladay city line one mile north of the Exit 6 single point urban interchange (SPUI) with 6200 South (Utah 190). Photo taken 09/08/05.
Use 6200 East (Utah 190) for Wasatch Range ski resorts. Utah 190 (Big Cottonwood Canyon Road) splits with Utah 210 (Wasatch Boulevard) 1.75 miles to the southeast of Exit 6. From there Utah 190 heads east to the Solitude and Brighton ski areas. Utah 201 meanwhile travels south along Wasatch Boulevard 2.2 miles before turning east onto Little Cottonwood Canyon Road. Utah 201 serves the Alta and Snowbird ski areas. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Nearing the Exit 6 ramp departure for Utah 190 east (6200 South) on Interstate 215. Utah 190 begins at Exit 6 and travels east 18.6 miles to the Wasatch County line near Brighton. Photo taken 09/08/05.

Interstate 215 turns southwest at the Exit 6 single point urban interchange (SPUI) with 6200 South. 6200 South stems west from Utah 190 to Holladay Boulevard and Utah 152 (Vanwinkle Expressway and Highland Drive). Photo taken 09/08/05.
The Salt Lake City Belt Route turns west on the one-mile approach to the next interchange: Exit 8, Utah 152 (2000 East). Utah 152, like Utah 266 and Utah 171, begins its routing at Interstate 215. The state route travels 2.9 miles northwest to Utah 71 (900 East) at Murray Holladay Road. Photo taken 09/08/05.
One-half mile east of Utah 152 (2000 East), Interstate 215 passes under the 2300 East overpass. Utah 152 follows Highland Drive north 6200 South and the Vanwinkle Expressway. The Vanwinkle Expressway provides a controlled-access highway for Utah 152 northward to 5600 South, Utah 181 (1300 East), and Utah 71 (900 East). Photo taken 09/08/05.
Westbound Interstate 215 reaches Exit 8, Utah 152 (2000 East). Highland Drive continues south from Utah 152 into the city of Sandy. The surface roadway intersects Utah 209 (9400 South) in 3.6 miles. Photo taken 09/08/05.
A high flyover carries Highland Drive northbound drivers onto Interstate 215 at the Exit 8 diamond interchange with Utah 152. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Next in line for westbound Interstate 215 drivers is Exit 9, Union Park Avenue, which comprises a north-south arterial between 6600 South and 7800 South. Photo taken 09/08/05.
A small guide sign directs motorists to the Wheeler Historic Farm via Exit 9. The park resides at the corner of Utah 71 (900 East) and 6600 South. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Interstate 215 west, one half mile east of the Union Park Avenue off-ramp. Union Park Avenue meets the freeway just east of the Utah 71 (900 East) overpass. Use Union Park Avenue north to 6600 South west for Utah 71, which travels 20.3 miles south from Utah 186 near downtown Salt Lake City to Utah 68 at Riverton. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Westbound Interstate 215 reaches Exit 9, Union Park Avenue. Union Park Avenue meanders southward from South 6600 to Fort Union Boulevard, South Union Avenue, and Forbush Road before transitioning into 1300 East. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Like Exit 8 to the east, a high-speed flyover carries drivers onto Interstate 215 west from Union Park Avenue northbound. A second high-speed ramp facilitates the movement between Interstate 215 east and the surface road southbound. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Attached to the Utah 71 (900 East) overpass is the first guide sign for Exit 10 (280 East). The forthcoming ramp serves interests to U.S. 89 (State Street), Fashion Place Mall, and Winchester Street. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Westbound Interstate 215 reaches Exit 10, 280 West. The off-ramp ends at the intersection of Winchester Street and Fashion Boulevard at the southeast corner of Fashion Place Mall. Use Winchester Street west to U.S. 89 (State Street) for the cities of Murray and Midvale. Photo taken 09/08/05.
U.S. 89 (State Street) passes over Interstate 215 one half mile ahead of the south junction with Interstate 15 (Exit 12). Interstate 15 interchanges with Interstate 215 just north of Midvale in southwest Murray. The north-south freeway provides the main route between downtown Salt Lake City and Provo to the south. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Interstate 215 maintains six lanes through the Interstate 15 junction, and eight lanes between Exit 12 and Interstate 80 (Exit 22). Three lanes depart Interstate 215 westbound for the directional ramps onto Interstate 15. Downtown Salt Lake City lies eight miles to the north. Provo meanwhile is a 33 mile drive to the southeast. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Through traffic interests to Salt Lake City International Airport and Reno (via Interstate 80 west) and Ogden (via Interstate 15 north) should remain on Interstate 215 north. Interstate 215 meets Interstate 80 at Exit 22 and ends at Interstate 15 at Exit 29. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Exit 12 splits into a pair of two-lane ramps. Traffic interests to Las Vegas, Nevada veer to the west for the beginning of the 410-mile journey to Sin City. Interstate 15 northbound parallels U.S. 89 through to downtown and the merge with Interstate 80. Photo taken 09/08/05.
Interstate 215/Belt Route Inner Loop north
Northbound Interstate 215/Belt Route approaches Exit 20, Utah 201 to Magna. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next two exits along Interstate 215/Belt Route north are Exit 20A, Utah 201 east to Salt Lake City, Evanston, and Cheyenne and Exit 20B, Utah 201 west to Magna, Wendover, Elko, and Reno. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Continuing north, the next exit along Interstate 215/Belt Route north is Exit 21, California Avenue (right lane exit only). The left four lanes continue north on Interstate 215. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 215/Belt Route reaches Exit 21, California Avenue. The following interchange is Exit 22, Interstate 80 east to Salt Lake City and Cheyenne and west to Elko and Reno. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The right two lanes of Interstate 215/Belt Route connect to Exit 22, Interstate 80 east to Salt Lake City and Cheyenne and west to Elko and Reno. This transcontinental freeway travels from San Francisco to New York City via Salt Lake City. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
For Salt Lake International Airport, use Exit 22 (Redwood Road). Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 215/Belt Route reaches Exit 22, Interstate 80 east to Salt Lake City and Cheyenne and west to Elko and Reno. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 215/Belt Route north (inner loop) is Exit 23, 7th North (one mile). Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Interstate 215 north approaches Exit 23, 7th North (one-half mile). Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 215/Belt Route reaches Exit 23, 7th North. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The next exit along Interstate 215/Belt Route north (inner loop) is Exit 25, 2100 North (one mile). Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The following exit (after Exit 25, 2100 North) is Exit 26, Utah 67/Legacy Parkway (one mile). Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
This regulatory sign advises of the truck prohibition for traffic using Utah 67/Legacy Parkway north (Exit 26). Trucks and commercial vehicles should use Interstate 215 north to Interstate 15. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
Northbound Interstate 215/Belt Route approaches Exit 26, Utah 67/Legacy Parkway north. Photo taken 02/06/11 by Garrett Smith.
The right lane of Interstate 215 north becomes exit only for Exit 27, Utah 68/Redwood Road. The left two lanes become exit only for Exit 26, Utah 67/Legacy Parkway north. The remaining lanes continue northeast to follow Interstate 215 for the reconnection to Interstate 15 north. Photos taken 01/21/11 and 01/04/09 both by Garrett Smith.


Page Updated May 16, 2012.

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