INTERCHANGE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
PROJECT UPDATE MAY 6, 2021
Northbound traffic shift in mid-May
In mid-May, crews will shift northbound traffic east to the outside lanes. This shift will further accommodate bridge construction activities.
Drivers are advised to note changing traffic patterns and reduced posted speeds in the area.
On- and off-ramp construction
Crews continue construction of the northbound/southbound on- and off-ramps. Activities include:
Roadway excavation, grading, base placement, compaction and hauling at the northbound on- and off-ramps
Asphalt and concrete paving activities continue
This work may be noisy, vibratory and is permitted during nighttime hours.
Noise wall installation at various locations is ongoing.
6200 South utility work
Utility work for cable and storm drain 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 continue work on the ramp connections on the pedestrian bridge in front of Fox Hills Elementary.
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.