State Route 201 and 7 in Utah

By | October 18, 2022

State Route 201 in Utah

Begin Salt Lake City
End Magna
Length 32 mi
Length 20 km
→ Ogden / Las Vegas

900 West

Redwood Road

→ Salt Lake City Beltway

3200 West

4000 West

5600 West

→ Mountain View Corridor

7200 West

West Valley City


→ Reno

State Route 201 or SR-201 is a state route and partial freeway in the U.S. state of Utah. The road forms an east-west connection in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area . The eastern half of the route is a motorway. The road ends at I-80 near the Great Salt Lake. The road is 32 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

State Route 201 begins south of downtown Salt Lake City at a major interchange with Interstate 15 and Interstate 80. State Route 201 then forms a 2×3 lane freeway and heads west through an industrial part of Salt Lake City. After a few miles, the interchange follows with Interstate 215, which forms Salt Lake City’s ring road. The highway then continues west through West Valley City and intersects with State Route 85. Shortly after, the freeway ends and State Route 201 is an urban arterialwith 2×2 lanes along Magna, eventually rejoining I-80 near the Great Salt Lake.

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In the late 1950s and early 1960s, State Route 201, which was a historically significant route, was widened to at least 4 lanes of traffic. Because I-80 was not yet completed in Salt Lake City, east-west traffic through this part of Utah went on State Route 201. Between 1965 and 1970, the highway segment in western Salt Lake City was between I-15 and I- 215, immediately south of the old road, which now no longer has a through function. Later, the highway section was extended further west to 7200 West. Because I-80 west of Salt Lake City was not completed until 1986, State Route 201 continued to serve as the main east-west route through Salt Lake City.

Between 1997 and 2001, the interchange with I-15 in Salt Lake City, called the Spaghetti Bowl, was completely remodeled in anticipation of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. At the same time, Interstate 15 has also been widened and modernized.

The connection with State Route 154 (Bangerter Highway) was reconstructed in 2013 into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). In 2021, an interchange with State Route 85 (Mountain View Corridor) opened in West Valley City.

Traffic intensities

Every day, 88,000 vehicles drive west of I-15 and 103,000 vehicles west of I-215. This drops to 19,000 vehicles at Magna and 13,000 vehicles at I-80.

State Route 7 in Utah

Get started St. George
End hurricane
Length 26 mi
Length 42 km
1 Astragalus Drive

3 River Road

6 Desert Canyon Parkway

super two highway

7 Airport Parkway

10 Warner Valley Road

15 Washington Dam Road

18 Sand Hollow Road

22 West 3000 South

26 Hurricane (SR-9)

State Route 7, also known as the Southern Parkway, is a state route in the U.S. state of Utah. The road is a partial freeway and runs around the city of St. George in the far south of the state. State Route 7 is 42 kilometers long, 10 kilometers of which as a highway.

Travel directions

State Route 7 begins on a SPUI with Interstate 15, seen from Arizona this is the first connection in Utah. State Route 7 is initially a 2×2 lane freeway. This later narrows to a single carriageway near the airport, with a ground level intersection at St. George Airport. State Route 7 runs right along the state line with Arizona here. The road then curves north and continues as a single-lane grade separated road through desert land just east of St. George. The road circles the Sand Hollow Reservoir and then heads north again to terminate on State Route 9 west of Hurricane.


Interstate 15 opened in this area in 1973. At the time, St. George was no more than a large village with more than 7,000 inhabitants. It became one of the fastest-growing small towns in the United States from the 1980s, growing to 73,000 residents in 2010, with an agglomeration of 140,000 residents. By 2020 this had grown to 185,000 inhabitants. The rapid growth of St. George made it clear that Interstate 15 alone was not enough. In 2011, the St. George Municipal Airport was also inaugurated.

The westernmost section closer to St. George has been constructed directly as a freeway. On July 7, 2009, the first 5 miles between I-15 and River Road opened to traffic. In November 2011, 6 miles further opened up to Airport Parkway.

The later parts have been constructed as a single-lane, split-level road, but with exit numbers in preparation for further expansion into a freeway. In December 2013 5 kilometers opened up to Warner Valley Road. On January 12, 2016, a 7.5-kilometer extension opened to Washington Dam Road, east of St. George.

The eastern part has been constructed separately and is partly an upgrade of older roads. The section around the Sand Hollow Reservoir was built as a regular road before 2004 and was connected to Washington Dam Road in December 2013. Finally, the section west along Hurricane was constructed, a 6-kilometer section between West 3000 South and State Route 9 that opened on May 20, 2021.

Opening history

from nasty length date remark
Sand Hollow Road W 3000 South 7.5 km about 2003 constructed as a regular two-lane road
I-15 River Road 5.0 km 07-07-2009 constructed as a freeway
River Road Airport Parkway 6.0 km 00-11-2011 partly as freeway
Airport Parkway Warner Valley Road 5.0 km 00-12-2013 constructed as a single carriageway
Washington Dam Road Sand Hollow Road 5.3 km 00-12-2013 constructed as a single carriageway
Warner Valley Road Washington Dam Road 7.5 km 12-01-2016 constructed as a single carriageway
W 3000 South SR-9 6.4 km 20-05-2021 constructed as a single carriageway


In the future, the single-lane sections must be widened to 2×2 lanes.

Traffic intensities

In 2013, only 1,100 to 1,300 vehicles drove on the highway section per day. It was believed to be the quietest highway in the United States that year. By 2019, this had increased to 4,000 vehicles per day.

State Route 7 in Utah