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#1 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 26 Jun 2017 20:42

WELCOME TO UTAH!
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Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone

max Interstate speed limit used: 80 MPH
no state wide truck restriction on speed. the speed limit is the limit

Area Ranked 13th
• Total 84,899 sq mi (219,653 km2)
• Width 270 miles (435 km)
• Length 350 miles (560 km)
• % water 3.25
• Latitude 37° N to 42° N
• Longitude 109° 3′ W to 114° 3′ W
source: Wiki

a break down of Utah by county
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Utah in amazing HD quality
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CAPITAL CITY: SALT LAKE CITY
more about cities later on

Utah is a state known for its wide open spaces, towering mountain ranges and its monumental cliff-like mountains. the state is mostly desert with some very extreme elevation changes, including snow capped mountains. some mountains can be seen from up to 100 miles away on a clear day. most of the interstates however follow the flat open valleys through the state

what you see when entering Utah from Nevada (I-80)
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current welcome sign entering from Nevada, just past the last picture is this sign
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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#2 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 26 Jun 2017 20:43

UTAH GEOGRAPHICAL INFO: "NOT ANOTHER DESERT STATE!"
(its another desert state)

but look at this
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the open road awaits!

very hot and dry in the summer and freezing and snow covered in the winter

THE GENERAL OVERVIEW

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lets start in the north west corner of the state

The Great Salt Flat

this is an area that is steam roller flat. this is probably one of the flattest land surfaces in the entire USA
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this is a very well defined geographical feature made out of a dried up lake. the main road here is I-80, a single track train line just south of I-80. the ground is white like snow and reflective like water, however in the summer there is no snow here but the salt gives it that white shine. there are a few flood levees along the highway to keep any flood waters away from the road, these levees are only a few feet high from the ground and you can still see over them in to the vast nothingness. I-80 crosses the Salt Flat between exit 2 in Wendover Utah and exit 41 west of Aragonite Utah. that is about 40 miles of flat nothingness (or 2 in game miles given the scale if im correct) that shines like snow. if you're lucky you might see a long freight train crossing the flat but that is rare.
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the Salt Flat is a high wind area with orange wind socks placed along the median of I-80. the fist ones being at the ends before you enter the flat. than another in the middle of the flat

in the middle of the flat near mile marker 26 on the westbound side of I-80 is a sculpture called The Tree Of Utah. this is a land mark
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THE CANYONS

east of Salt Lake City is an area where the average height of the land rises about 2500 feet to the top of the mountains in Wyoming.
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to the east you begin in Wyoming up on top of the mountains where things are rather flat way up high. theres a reason why i call Wyoming "the rooftop state" but that is for another topic! but lets check this out

lets start up in wide open Wyoming and head west on I-80 to Salt Lake City
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now we are in Utah!
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going down
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the junction of I-80 and I-84 in Echo
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following I-80 west
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and finally ending in Salt Lake City at the bottom
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I-84 follows the same down hill trend as I-80

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Signal Peak & Big Point

this mountain range is just north of St. George Utah, across from Hurricane Utah

as seen from I-15 northbound
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SOUTH EAST UTAH

this is where the crazy looking rock formations exist

adding UT-276 in this area is not advised as it requires a ferry to cross a lake and would most likely by truck restricted

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pictures taken of this area at random
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this topic is just a starting point and a quick over view of the areas of Utah, more in depth research will need to be done about any specific area that is to be added to the map

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Salt Lake

just a really big lake next to Salt Lake City
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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#3 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 26 Jun 2017 20:43

THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM: UTAH

interstate placement, truck stops, rest areas and general info

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Interstate 80
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DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

start: Nevada state line
end: Wyoming state line
length: 197 miles

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upon entering Utah from Nevada and West Wendover you will enter Wendover Utah and Bus I-80 will merge on to I-80 at exit 2. after that is a weigh station between exits 2 and 4. the weigh station covers both east and west bound traffic. and there is a truck small Sinclair truck stop off exit 4
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than its east out over the Salt Flat

just east of exit 4 is a rest area, both directions. bathroom only
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than a rest area east of the Salt Flat near Aragonite west of exit 56. both directions. bathroom only
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two truck stops. a Flying J and TA off exit 99. west of Salt Lake City
both have CAT scale. the TA has a truck repair garage
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than a parking area right on the shore of Salt Lake between exits 99 and 102. both directions. parking only
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than I-80 goes through Salt Lake City from exits 102 to 130 (see city specific)

truck stop off exit 146
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I-80 splits with I-84 at exit 168

rest area east of exit 169. both directions. bathroom only
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weigh station. westbound only east of exit 178
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leave to Wyoming

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Interstate 15

do not forget the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona
players will want to drive through this

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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

start: Arizona state line
end: Idaho state line
length: 400 miles
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just north of the Arizona state line before exit 2 is a weigh station. both directions
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Pilot truck stop off exit 4. has CAT scale
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I-15 goes through the St.George area from exits 5 to 13

rest area north of exit 42. both directions. bathroom only
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TA truck stop off exit 78. has a truck repair shop
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rest area north of exit 82. both directions. bathroom only
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Flying J truck stop off exit 112
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I-15 splits with I-70 at exit 132

Flying J truck stop off exit 188
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Flying J truck stop off exit 222. has CAT scale
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I-15 goes through Provo from exits 253 to 282 (see city specific)

I-15 goes through Salt Lake City from exits 288 to 317 (see city specific)

I-15 goes through Ogden from exits 322 to 351 (see city specific)

I-15/84 goes north out of Ogden

weigh station north of exit 357. both directions
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Love's truck stop exit 363
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I-15 and I-84 split at exit 379 (or I-84 exit 41)

after the split I-15 goes to Idaho

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Interstate 70
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DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

start: I-15 exit 132
end: Colorado state line
length: 231 miles
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home of the 100 miles of nothing

Love's truck stop exit 56. has a CAT scale
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rest area exit 86. parking only
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Salt Wash Rest Area & Sand Bench Rest Area. bathroom only west of exit 108
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Pilot truck stop in the town of Green River UT. has CAT scale. exits 160 & 164. truck stop on I-70 BUS in town
(BUS stands for Business by the way. not bus route)
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rest area exit 182. eastbound only. bathroom only
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inspection station. both directions. DOT inspection only, no scales. best to keep closed in ATS. west of exit 187
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rest area. bathroom only. westbound only. east of exit 187 (Utah welcome center)
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parking area. parking only. westbound only. east of exit 227
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and I-70 goes east to the Colorado state line

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Interstate 84
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DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

start: Idaho state line
end: I-80 at I-80 exit 168
length: 120 miles

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Flying J truck stop exit 7
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two truck stops off exit 40. AM Best has a CAT scale
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joins I-15 at exit 41 (I-15 exit 379)
use the info for I-15

I-84/15 goes in to Ogden from exit 351 (see city specific)

I-84 leaves Ogden at exit 87

rest area. eastbound only. bathroom only. west of exit 92
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rest area. westbound only. bathroom only. east of exit 92
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I-84 terminates at I-80
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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#4 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 26 Jun 2017 20:44

US Routes, connecting the map together

US Routes!

US-50
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DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

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US-50 starts at the Nevada border along with US-6 along the same road
in Delta US-6 splits away from US-50
US-50 joins I-15 northward in Holden at I-15 exit 178 to form I-15/US-50
US-50 splits off of I-15 at exit 188 in Scipio
US-50 joins US-89 in Salina to form US-50/89
US-50 splits from US-89 at I-70 at exit 56 in Salina
US-50 joins I-70 eastward at exit 56 to form I-70/US-50
US-191 and US-6 on the same road join I-70 east and US-50 west of Green River at exit 157 to form I-70/US-50/US-6/US-191
US-191 splits off of I-70/US-50/US-6 at exit 182 in Crescent Junction
I-70/US-50/US-6 go to the Colorado state line

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US-6
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DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

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US-6 starts at the Nevada border along with US-50 on the same road
US-6 splits from US-50 in Delta
US-6 joins I-15 northward at exit 244 in Santaquin
US-6 splits off of I-15 at exit 257 A-B taking exit 257 B after the split in Spanish Fork
US-6 joins with US-89 to form US-6/89 in Spanish Fork
US-6 splits from US-89 in Thistle
US-6 joins with US-191 in Castle Gate to form US-6/191
US-6/191 joins with I-70/US-50 eastward west of Green River to form I-70/US-50/6/191
US-191 splits off of I-70/US-50/6 in Crescent Junction
I-70/US-50/6 goes to Colorado


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US-89
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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

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US-89 starts at the Idaho state line in to Garden City
US-89 joins with US-91 in Logan to form US-89/91
US-89 splits from US-91 in Brigham City
US-89 goes in to Ogden (see city specific)
US-89 goes in to Salt Lake City (see city specific)
US-89 goes in to Provo (see city specific)
US-89 leaves Provo and joins US-6 in Spanish Fork to form US-89/6
US-89 splits from US-6 in Thistle
US-89 goes to Salina
US-89 joins US-50 in Salina to form US-89/50
US-89 splits from US-50 at I-70 exit 56
US-89 joins I-70 westward at exit 56 to form I-70/US-89
US-89 splits from I-70 in Sevier
US-89 goes through Panguitch
US-89 goes through Kanab
US-89 goes over to Big Water
US-89 enters Arizona

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US-89A
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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

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US-89A starts at US-89 in Kanab
US-89A goes to Arizona

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US-91
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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

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US-91 starts at the Idaho state line
US-91 goes south to Logan
US-91 joins US-89 to form US-91/89
US-91 splits from US-89 in Brigham City
US-91 terminates at I-15 at exit 362


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US-189
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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

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US-189 starts along I-80 from Wyoming as I-80/US-189
US-189 splits from I-80 in Wanship at exit 155*
* if going south on US-189 you must drive through the town of Wanship after using exit 155 along Old Lincoln Hwy to UT-32 to join up with US-189
* if going north take the on ramp to I-80 east at exit 155
US-189 joins up with US-40 north of Heber City to form US-40/189
US-189 splits from US-40 in Heber City
US-189 goes to Provo
US-189 terminates at I-15 exit 263 in Provo

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US-40

DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

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US-40 enters the state from Colorado
US-40 goes to Vernal where it merges with US-191 to form US-40/191
US-40 splits from US-191 in Duchesne
US-40 Heber City where it joins US-189 to form US-40/189
US-40 splits from US-189 north of Heber City
US-40 terminates at I-80 east of Kimball Junction at exit 146

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US-191
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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

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US-191 enters from Wyoming
US-191 joins US-40 in Vernal to form US-191/40
US-191 splits from US-40 in Duchesne
US-191 joins US-6 in Castle Gate to form US-191/6
US-191/6 joins I-70/US-50 at exit 157 west of Green River to form I-70/US-50/6/191
US-191 splits off of I-70/US-50/6 at exit 182 in Crescent Junction
US-191 goes through the town of Spanish Valley
US-191 goes through the town of Bluff
US-191 exits to Arizona

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US-491

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DIRECTION: EAST & WEST

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US-491 starts in Colorado
US-491 terminates in Monticello at US-191

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US-163
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DIRECTION: NORTH & SOUTH

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US-163 starts in Arizona
US-163 goes through the town of Mexican Hat
US-163 terminates at US-191 west of Bluff
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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#5 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 26 Jun 2017 20:45

UT Routes, connecting the map together (part 2)

UT Routes!

these are the state routes of Utah

UT-30
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this route exists in three sections along the north side of Utah

west section
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Nevada to I-84 at exit 5

central section
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I-15 exit 385 to US-89/91 in Logan

east section
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Garden City US-89 to the Wyoming state line

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UT-16
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UT-30 to the Wyoming state line

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UT-36
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starts at I-80 exit 99 to US-6 in Silver City

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UT-46
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starts at US-191 and goes to the Colorado state line

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UT-162
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from US-191 in Bluff to the Colorado state line

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UT-7
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from I-15 exit 2 to the exit of Washington Fields Rd. the road past that exit is no longer UT-7 but named Southern Parkway

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UT-9
UT-9 EAST OF LA VERKIN IS TRUCK RESTRICTED
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UT-9 begins at I-15 at exit 16
UT-9 goes through Hurricane
UT-9 is truck restricted east of its intersection with UT-17
UT-9 ends in Mt Carmel Junction at US-89. these mountain passes to the east of Springdale do not allow trucks

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UT-17
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UT-17 starts at I-15 exit 27
UT-17 ends at its intersection with UT-9 in La Verkin

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UT-59
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UT-59 begins at its intersection with UT-9 in Hurricane
UT-59 ends at the Arizona state line

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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#6 Post by angrybirdseller » 03 Jul 2017 04:37

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Crude Layout of Salt Lake City-with roads UT-154 Bangeter Hwy and UT-85 Mountain Corridor leading to Kennecott Mine west valley by Daybreak. East Valley run US 89 along east side of valley parallel along I-15 with Las Vegas wide streets. I-15 and I-80 interchange similar to Tuscon and reuse ATS companies like Walbert, Charge, use IKA for first time in ATS. New interchange single point interchanges are used in Wasatch Front as diamond ones could not accommodate the traffic or population growth no longer.

Salt Lake is continuous suburbs along I-15 from Ogden to Provo its 120 miles North to South by five miles wide average east to west. Provo-Salt Lake-Ogden corridor 80% of population of Utah lives there around 2.5 million similar in size to Las Vegas, but no gambling or vice allowed in Utah these are mormons :lol: .

Common cities to Deliver to from Salt Lake-Elko-Las Vegas, St George, Rock Springs, Logan.

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#7 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 05 Jul 2017 03:06

UTAH: CITY SPECIFIC

Salt Lake City

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keep in mind: this is not for posting everything about the city. only a general overview to help get the ball rolling

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near downtown Salt Lake City I-15 and I-80 join together as one highway

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I-215

Direction: changes as it goes around the city, watch the direction closely


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US-89
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US-89 goes through downtown Salt Lake City

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US-89 splits off of I-15 and goes south in to the city at exit 317

US-89 goes along both sides of I-15 south of the I-215 junction with ramps to I-15 exit 312
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US-89 goes through downtown Salt Lake City
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US-89 joins back to I-15 at exit 291
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UT-67 [Legacy Parkway]
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THIS ROUTE IS TRUCK RESTRICTED. NO TRUCKS

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belongs next to I-15 heading north out of Salt Lake City

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UT-201

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UT-202

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there is a mine that is accessible from UT-111 and UT-48

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detail of the airport

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Ogden

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Downtown detail

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US-89
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US-89 goes through downtown Ogden

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at the south end US-89 merges with I-15
do not continue straight on to UT-67 [Legacy Parkway] truck restricted highway

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TRUCKS ALLOWED
NO TRUCKS

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RECOMMENDED STATE ROUTES IN OGDEN

UT-39
UT-203
UT-79

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Provo

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US-89
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US-89 goes through downtown Provo

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US-89 crosses with US-189 in the downtown area

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US-189
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RECOMMENDED STATE ROUTES

UT-52
UT-114

also E University Pkwy

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Bringham Young University, a delivery point for food and general living goods for the college

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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#8 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 05 Jul 2017 03:06

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Re: Utah State Research Topic

#9 Post by angrybirdseller » 07 Jul 2017 07:41

Utah cities-Salt Lake with kennecott mine and airport like Phoenix then have commuter rail line runs along I-15 from Provo to Salt Lake then finally to Odgen. Would add only Salt Lake as delivery spot as Ogden and Provo are too close too add at 1:20 scale. Would add roads UT-85 mountain view corridor then US-89 then add UT-154 Bengenter Highway. St George-I-15 cuts into canyon on both sides then reuse Arizona assets or ATS base to build city.

Beryl Juncton easy place to add delivery spot seed farm prefab like Tropopah like Nevada same with Delta Utah. Green River farm and truck stop would be good spot halfway between Richfield and Grand Junction Colorado. Moab more tourist spot anyways, but good spot for tibit store and gas station to deliver.

Wendover be good to add have Casino on Nevada and parking lot on Utah side good truck stop spot and delivery point. Tremonton be another good city for Utah DLC I-84 and I-15 slipt then Richfield with US-89 and I-70. Moab and and St George for Southern Utah.

Fillmore for trucking stop and rest stops halfway point between Salt Lake and St George.

North of St George On I-15 there is 3000ft elevation climb for 60 miles till Cedar City. Think 8 to 10 cities would be acceptable for UtahDLC. Salt Lake-Ogden-Provo 80% state 3 million people live along 120 mile corridor.

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#10 Post by rocknrollDaVE » 07 Aug 2017 04:23

low clearances, weigh stations and truck restricted routes
source: Rand Mc Nally: Motor Carriers Road Atlas. 2017

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