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UDOT to close SR-201 Thursday night for pedestrian bridge installation

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 14:18:39-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation will close both directions of SR-201 Thursday night as crews install a 205-foot pedestrian bridge.

The closure will affect the section of SR-201 between 5600 W and 7200 W.

UDOT plans to close the eastbound lanes of the highway as early as 8 p.m., followed by the westbound lanes at 9 p.m. The road is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Friday.

"Traffic will be detoured onto the S.R. 201 frontage roads between 5600 West and 7200 West. Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time or plan to use alternate routes such as I-80," a news release from UDOT said.

The bridge is one of six pedestrian bridges being constructed as part of the Mountain View Corridor extension between 4100 S and SR-201.

"The existing highway currently features 17 miles of existing trail that parallels the road from 16000 South at Redwood Road to 4100 South. This new segment will add an additional three miles of the biking and walking trail," the news release said.

UDOT's master plan for the Mountain View Corridor includes three additional miles of biking and walking trail, six pedestrian bridges, a trail connection from Darle Ave. to Masters Dr. and a new pedestrian trail on the Cilma Dr. bridge.

The corridor will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to SR-73 in Utah County.