A Look Ahead To Road Projects Coming Soon

A Look Ahead To Road Projects Coming Soon
Posted on 06/01/2016

Wasatch Boulevard Bike Lanes/Resurfacing:

 UDOT will widen the roadway a few feet into the existing shoulder to accommodate bicycle lanes. Bicycle lanes will extend from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, on both sides of the street. Additionally, the steep, eroding hill above the intersection at Fort Union Boulevard will also be improved to prevent rocks from falling onto the road.  The entire roadway will receive a well-needed overlay.

Work is expected to begin this month.

Creek Road “Mill and Fill”/Chip Seal:

This project will be done in conjunction with Salt Lake County, and will involve areas of delaminated asphalt that will be milled out and be replaced with a new asphalt overlay. A chip seal will be placed over the entire road starting at Union Park Avenue (1300 East) and continuing to approximately 2700 East.  The schedule for this project will start with milling in late May and the chip seal starting in August.

Hawk Signal and Crosswalk:

This project will add a pedestrian activated signal and crosswalk to Fort Union Boulevard near Mountview Park, and will improve the safety of those who cross the street to use the park. The project is expected to begin in September.

Highland Drive Access Ramp Project:

This project will improve the access to I-215 westbound and will include extending the duel approach to the bridge structure and more importantly, give drivers an access to westbound I-215 on the north side of the freeway.

There will also be some improvements to southbound Highland in the same area. The project is expected to begin before the end of 2016.

Fort Union/Highland Drive Intersection:

This project will widen the Fort Union- Highland Drive intersection to include dual left turn lanes in all four directions.

This will require the relocation some big steel power poles, beginning in November 2016. Road widening will start in the spring of 2017.

Wasatch Boulevard Park & Ride

This project will construct a park and ride along Wasatch Boulevard north of Bengal Boulevard. The concept plan indicates that 130+ parking stalls will be available. The project will begin in 2017.