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Construction Ramps Up in Utah as UDOT Announces 2024 Construction Projects

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — With temperatures starting to rise, construction on Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) projects are starting to ramp up. UDOT will be working on 209 projects this year, with a value of $2.74 billion over the life of the projects.

“These projects are part of our commitment to helping people get where they want, in the way they want, safely and efficiently,” said Lisa Wilson, UDOT Deputy Director of Engineering and Operations. “This includes building new projects to help meet growth demands, maintaining our aging roads and bridges, and building out our transportation network to accommodate drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.”

Planned improvements range from repaving rural highways to building freeway-style interchanges and widening, repaving, demolishing, and building bridges. Projects also include several new trails and improved pedestrian access and safety improvements. Some of the improvements planned for 2024 include:

Mountain View Corridor: Salt Lake and Utah Counties - $466 Million
This project will connect Mountain View Corridor from Porter Rockwell Boulevard with 2100 North in Lehi, providing another transportation option for northwest Utah County and southwest Salt Lake County drivers. It will be the first section of Mountain View Corridor constructed as a freeway with no stoplights. Additional work includes upgrading the intersection at 2100 North to an interchange, updating wildlife fencing, and creating a multi-use trail. The Mountain View Corridor will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to SR-73 in Utah County. Construction has begun and is expected to last through early 2026.
I-15 Shepard Lane Interchange: Davis County - $147.5 Million
Crews will build a new interchange on I-15 at Shepard Lane in Farmington to reduce congestion and improve safety in this area. Not only will it cross over Union Pacific Railroad and Utah Transit Authority tracks to create another connection to local roads, this project will also improve pedestrian and bike connectivity along Park Lane, and the ramps associated with I-15, US-89, and Legacy Parkway (SR-67). Construction has begun and is expected to be completed in 2026.
Energy Corridor: San Juan County - $116.9 Million
UDOT will be laying 54 miles of pavement to cover the lengths of both SR-162 and SR-262 in southeastern Utah, including a more in-depth reconstruction of a 9-mile section between Montezuma Creek and Aneth. UDOT partnered with the Navajo Nation to secure a Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Grant to help fund the project. Crews will also replace the McElmo bridge, add rumble strips, widen the shoulders of the road, and replace guardrail, among other improvements. This project will make travel safer, smoother, and more convenient for the residents in the area; tourists traveling to Bears Ears, Four Corners, and Hovenweep National Monuments; and workers serving the petroleum extraction industry in the region. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
I-15 1600 S/2700 North Interchange: Utah County - $133 Million
UDOT is constructing a new interchange on I-15 at 1600 South/2700 North, realigning adjacent frontage roads, and improving 1600 South/2700 North from Main Street in Spanish Fork to State Street (SR-51) in Springville. The project will alleviate congestion on mainline I-15, the 400 South Interchange in Springville, and on US-6 in Spanish Fork and improve safety on 1600 South/2700 North for walking, biking, and driving. Construction is underway.
5600 South: Weber County - $361 Million
Crews are in the middle of major construction of a new I-15 interchange at 5600 South in Roy that will make it easier to get to and from Hill Air Force Base. The project is also widening 5600 South from three to five lanes from I-15 to 3500 West. UDOT will also add new sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, and a new trail system for pedestrians and cyclists. These improvements will help area residents get around more easily, whether they are walking, biking, or driving. Construction started in 2023 and is expected to continue through 2026.
Bangerter Highway: Salt Lake County - $415.3 Million
Major construction will ramp up this year as crews build four new freeway-style interchanges with on- and off-ramps at 2700 West, 13400 South, 9800 South, and 4700 South, eliminating stoplights at four more intersections for drivers on Bangerter Highway. To prepare for interchange construction on 4700 S, the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy aqueduct will be relocated. Major construction is already underway and is expected to last through the end of 2025.
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