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New section of Mountain View Corridor to open

New section of Mountain View Corridor to open
Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-12 13:41:14-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- The largest section of the Mountain View Corridor is set to open two months early, according to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).

A seven mile stretch of the roadway will open on Saturday. The new section is between Porter Rockwell Boulevard at 1600 South to Old Bingham Highway.

In June, UDOT opened first two miles of the road, which stretch from 14400 South to 12600 South.

"This is going to be great for the communities. We open our first stretch that was two miles, and we had 9,000 users a day on the corridor right there, so when we open this additional stretch, we are excited for what that can do for our communities," said Teri Newell, Project Coordinator.

The project also includes bike lanes and a new traffic light feature that is specific to bicyclists. The light will trigger when a bicyclist is present, stopping traffic and allowing the biker to cross the street.

The corridor speed limit is 45 mph and there is a stop light every 1.5 miles.

By the end of the year, UDOT plans to open the next stretch of road, six miles between Old Bingham Highway and 5400 South. When the road is complete it will over 35 miles.