SALT LAKE VALLEY - Ten major construction projects are either getting started or are continuing this spring in the Salt Lake Valley, and the Utah Department of Transportation estimates that more than $450 million worth of work will be done--primarily between South Jordan and Ogden.
The most costly project will be the work being done to I-15 between 12300 South and S.R. 92. The project includes widening the road and concrete work.
More significant widening will occur between 12300 south and Bangerter Highway. Elsewhere on I-15, between 2700 in Farr West and U.S. 91 in Brigham City, work to widen and add a lane in each direction will get underway.
The next significant project that could impact commutes takes place on I-215 between SR-201 and 300 East. New concrete pavement will be laid down from S.R. 201 to 4700 South, and from 300 East to Redwood Road.
"We understand that those projects can really impact people," said Shane Marshall, Deputy Director with UDOT. "We want to let the public know that we're doing what we can to lessen the impact as much as possible. We’re going to work at night, and keep the lanes open during commutes when we can."
Marshall expects ramp work along I-215 could cause some delays, but he doesn't have a firm timetable on when that will begin just yet.
Meanwhile, a third project to expand the Mountain Corridor from 5400 South to 4100 South gets underway Wednesday.
“It will take two constructions seasons to finish," Marshall adds. "We’re heading north, and we have another project that kicks off in 2018 that takes us from 4100 south all the way to S.R. 201 that will complete Mountain View.”