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Mountain View Corridor expansion to make life easier for drivers

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 19:36:50-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Drivers on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley get a new option to travel beginning Thursday. The Mountain View Corridor expands to SR 201, the first time the roadway connects to an east-west freeway.

“I’m excited. It will make my transport to work much easier and faster,” said West Valley City commuter Roxanne Nauahi.

After $225 million and more than two years of construction, the corridor is expanding four miles north from 4100 South to SR-201. The critical roadway reaches 160 South in southern Salt Lake County.

The extension extends the corridor to 21 miles, with two lanes running in each direction, as well as wider intersections and additional pedestrian bridges.

“This is really going to improve the way people get around in western Salt Lake County,” UDOT Deputy Director Teri Newell said. “It’s going to change people’s lives every day by reducing their commute times, providing recreational opportunities on the trail, and giving people more time to do the things they want to do instead of sitting in traffic.”

Ahead for the Mountain View Corridor is extension of 160 South to 2100 North in Salt Lake County, estimated to begin construction in 2023, with funding approved during the 2021 Utah legislative session.

It is estimated that the Corridor will be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to S.R. 73 in Utah County, depending on available funds and transportation needs.

Construction will progress in phases, with intersections eventually becoming exchanges, and biking and hiking trails added along the road.

Spring 2028 is the target date for construction of the first freeway section from 160th South to Old Bingham Highway.