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Tired of traffic? Here’s what is changing to ease congestion in Layton

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-10 18:58:24-04

LAYTON, Utah - A busy intersection near the Layton Hills Mall is getting a redesign.

Residents in the area say traffic tends to get backed up, especially near Hill Field Rd. from Main St. to the Layton Hills Mall.

Some told Fox 13 a short trip can take as long as 10 minutes.

But that is expected to change within the next year, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.Layton Hills Mall road plans map

UDOT said it has big plans to ease the congestion.

Crews are going to install a thru-turn intersection near the mall on Hill Field Rd. at Main St. and Gordon Ave.

The configuration will eliminate left turns at the main intersection.

Drivers will go straight through the intersection and then make a U-turn at a designated spot.

Construction will begin Sunday and is expected to take about 90 days to complete.

“We want to have it done before the holiday shopping season and the whole goal is just to get out of people's way as much as possible,” UDOT spokesman John Gleason said. “We'll be doing work in the overnight hours.”

Officials said the second phase of the project will take longer to complete.

Crews are doing the prep work for the Hill Field Rd. interchange on I-15.

A single traffic signal will control all traffic from the on and off ramps.

UDOT crews are planning to widen the road to make several lanes moving in each direction.

That part of the project is expected to wrap up next fall.

Officials said the overall goal of the $28 million project is to reduce delays and keep traffic moving.

Courtesy: UDOT

Courtesy: UDOT