SALT LAKE COUNTY - Drivers are headed for some easier traveling.
The Mountain View Corridor will be getting longer and more convenient.
The Utah Department of Transportation will be lengthening it 2.2 miles; from 5400 south to 4100 south.
UDOT said it plans to select a contractor by the end of October for this phase.
It said it hopes to complete this part in 2017.
Construction should begin early next year in the spring.
It will have two lanes in each direction, 14 roadway bridges, seven trail bridges, and a 12-foot wide trail for pedestrians and bicyclists
It's costing UDOT $180 million.
UDOT also recently got approved for a second phase to build an additional section of Mountain View from 4100 South to State Road 201.
They will connect into the freeway systems.
That will happen between the years 2018 and 2020. It will be a 3.2 mile stretch and the commission just approved it for $500 million.
“When we can finally connect Mountain View Corridor to SR. 201 that's going to be a game changer,” said UDOT spokesperson, John Gleason. “More people are going to be using it especially people who are moving out to the west side where we have so much growth.”
Gleason said this all has been a long time coming.
Adding the corridor will be more popular for commuters once it is complete.