August 2018 Road Projects Update

August 2018 Road Projects Update
Posted on 08/06/2018

A handful of major road improvement projects have been ongoing through the summer and are expected to last into early fall.

These much-needed projects will accommodate increased transportation needs in the city and were performed in partnership with other stakeholders, including UDOT, Rocky Mountain Power, Salt Lake City Public Utilities and others.

Here are the updated projects that will affect traffic in the coming months:

Highland Drive/Fort Union Boulevard Intersection Expansion

This expansion will add an extra left turn lane in all four directions (two left turning lanes, instead of one), along with an improved I-215 on-ramp. During 2016 and 2017, the city purchased property and moved large metal power poles and other utilities away from the streets to make way for some intersection widening.

The project is expected to begin in early autumn and will last from six to eight weeks.

2700 East Resurfacing

The main portion of this project was completed just before the July Fourth holiday, between Fort Union Boulevard and the CH Recreation Center. The remaining road between the Rec Center and Bengal Boulevard was resurfaced with a chip seal.

Fort Union Boulevard Resurfacing

This major CH thoroughfare was resurfaced with a chip-seal layer from 1300 East to 3000 East in late June and early July.

From 3000 East to Racquet Club Drive, Salt Lake City is expected to repair the damage done from new water and sewage lines that were installed in 2016 and 2017. There is no established timetable for this project.

The estimated time frames and duration of projects are subject to change. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we improve transportation in Cottonwood Heights.