INTERCHANGE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
PROJECT UPDATE Aug. 7, 2020:
Red Fox new intersection reconstruction
Utility relocations for water, power, gas, and cable are underway in preparation for roadway realignment to the new Red Fox intersection. Road base placement and curb and gutter installation is in progress.
The newly realigned intersection at Red Fox and 6200 South is expected to be open to drivers by fall 2020.
Asphalt placement and new sidewalk/crosswalk construction at Dixie Drive is anticipated for mid-August. Pedestrians will be directed to a temporary sidewalk and crosswalk in order to avoid paving activities; alternate access will be signed for users in the area.
Drivers and pedestrians are advised to note changing traffic patterns and on-site construction activities and equipment while navigating Dixie Drive and the Dixie Valley Shopping Mall.
These work activities may lead to increased noise, dust, and vibration for nearby residents and businesses.
Crews have permanently removed the continuous flow intersection (CFI), directing all traffic movements to the four-way intersection at Bangerter Highway and 6200 South. Left-hand turn movements on to 6200 South are reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic has also been shifted to the west side of Bangerter Highway in order to facilitate northbound on- and off-ramp construction.
As part of ramp construction, concrete pavement removal will take place through Saturday, Aug. 8, which may be vibratory and noisy for adjacent residents and businesses. This work will take place during daytime hours only.
Drivers are advised to note changing traffic patterns and reduced speeds as well as the active work zone construction activities.
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.