6200 SOUTH INTERCHANGE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
PROJECT UPDATE Jan. 15, 2021
On- and off-ramp construction
Crews continue construction of the northbound/southbound on- and off-ramps. Activities include:
Roadway excavation at the northbound on-ramp
Concrete pavement removal and crushing at the northbound on- and off-ramps (this work may be noisy and vibratory).
Storm drain installation
New drainage pipe will be installed on Bangerter Highway on the east side of the road. Crews will start at approximately 5400 South and work their way south. Drivers can expect intermittent lane closures to accommodate this work.
Retaining wall installation for the planned overpass is underway as part of bridge construction activities.
6200 South utility work
Utility work is ongoing on 6200 South. As part of these work activities, crews will implement intermittent lane closures on eastbound/westbound 6200 South during daytime hours. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and use alternate routes in order to avoid traffic congestion and delay.
6200 South pedestrian bridge
Crews are building columns and abutment on the north side of 6200 South at the new pedestrian bridge. Anticipated completion is in spring 2021.
12600 SOUTH EAST WEST CLOSURE
As early as Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, UDOT will implement a long-term, east-west closure of 12600 South across Bangerter Highway. This closure will remain in place through August 2021, and will facilitate construction of the grade-separated interchange. Designated detour routes will be signed for drivers navigating the area.
Although east-west traffic will be restricted, northbound and southbound drivers on mainline Bangerter Highway will have free-flow travel with the permanent removal of the traffic signal. Right turn movements to/from 12600 South will also be allowed.
Click here to view closure information, detour routes, and project updates.
Construction activities are ongoing day and night. Residents, businesses, and drivers should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the work zone, as well as noise, dust, vibration, and nighttime construction lighting.
Drivers and pedestrians are advised to note reduced speeds of 45 mph, changing traffic patterns, and on-site construction activities and equipment while navigating in the area.
PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AT 6200 SOUTH
Signed detour in place through winter 2021
During construction, east-west crossings of 6200 South at Bangerter Highway is prohibited to pedestrians and cyclists. A signed detour is in place and pedestrians/cyclists are advised to use alternate routes in order to avoid construction activities.
This detour will be in place through winter 2021.
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ABOUT THE PROJECT
As part of its efforts to keep traffic moving on Bangerter Highway now and into the future, UDOT will build freeway-style interchanges at 6200, 10400, and 12600 South. This is a continuation of UDOT’s multi-year effort to upgrade Bangerter Highway and the east-west arterial roads in order to meet the traffic demands of western Salt Lake County.
During these unprecedented times, safety remains our top priority and we have been following the Governor’s mandate to take bold, aggressive steps to slow the spread of disease. Our project team is working hard to maintain a heightened awareness and proper social distancing methods while still moving forward with construction activities.
You can read UDOT’s official statement here.
Schedules and milestones are now tentative and subject to change.