FARMINGTON, Utah -- Summer might have come and gone, but road construction season isn't over in Utah and a big project is ramping up at a busy intersection in Farmington.
Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation said changes on Park Lane in Farmington are long overdue and will make the commute function a bit more smoothly, but the work beginning Monday may mean delays for commuters over the next several months.
Vic Saunders, UDOT Project Manager, said the work focuses on a busy area.
“We have I-15, we have US 89, we have the Legacy Corridor--there's a lot of things going on there,” Saunders said.
Traffic builds up quickly in this intersection, and some drivers find the striping on the roadway confusing.
“Right now we have a lot of stripes out there, and we are going to try to make those striping configurations more clear, so that people have a better idea when they enter the interchange exactly where they should go,” Saunders said.
Crews will begin installing a new traffic configuration at Park Lane on Monday. They will re-stripe the intersection and install overhead signs directing people to access I-15, Legacy Parkway, US-89 and eastbound Park Lane.
“This new striping will enhance that and make it more safe than it was before, so we believe people will like this configuration and it will assist in their travel,” Saunders said.
The work will be going on Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the road will be closed between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on those days. Officials listed Clark Lane to State Street as an alternate route.
The project is expected to last 90 days. UDOT officials said there will be signs posted to update motorists about closures.
For the most up to date information regarding road conditions and closures in a given area, visit UDOT’s website.