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1300 South road project to impact thousands of motorists

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-23 20:11:11-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Orange cones and construction equipment are taking over 1300 South. For the first time in more than 30 years crews are replacing the roadway from curb to curb.

For years the road has been covered in pot holes, cracks and bumps.

Motorists agree the $2.5 million project is needed. The work will take place over the next 120 days and during that time it will cause delays.

But the 25,000 motorists that use this thoroughfare everyday aren't the only ones dreading the construction months. Local business owners are already feeling the sting from the project.

To help ease the effect on businesses and commuters the construction work will be divided into three sections working west to east.

“A lot of folks use that to get across town and to the businesses there the Bees stadium -- there are a lot of different businesses with a lot of people that frequent there so we want to provide access,” said Lani Eggertsen-Goff, Project Liaison, SLC Engineering.

To help with congestion the city suggests taking alternate routes. You can find details about those routes by going to slcgov.com.