Cyclists celebrate opening of stretch of Mtn. View Corridor

Posted at 6:50 PM, Oct 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-13 20:50:41-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Hundreds of cyclists converged on the newest stretch of the Mountain View Corridor in South Jordan on Saturday.

A seven-mile stretch of road from 16000 South to Old Bingham Highway opened to drivers Saturday afternoon, but it was all about cyclists in the morning. The event included a 20-mile ride, a 5-mile ride and a costume parade.

“We’re pretty excited for people to be able to try out the new corridor today and even after we have it open to traffic, we still have bike lanes on the roadway so they’ll still be able to use the corridor as well as we have a trail that runs the entire length of it,” said Teri Newell, Mountain View Corridor project director.

Newell says people using bike lanes won’t be slowed at one of the biggest intersections. There’s a sensor for the bike lane at the Redwood Road light.

When completed, the corridor will stretch 35 miles from I-15 in Utah County to I-80 in Salt Lake County.