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Crews Reach Milestone On Mountain View Corridor Job

Mon July 12, 2021 - West Edition #15
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Future construction phases will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway.
Future construction phases will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway.
Future construction phases will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway. Mountain View Corridor now connects to a major east/west freeway for the first time and will stretch 21 mi. from 16000 South/Porter Rockwell Blvd. to SR 201, with 21 mi. of trails running adjacent to the road.

The construction of the newest extension of the Mountain View Corridor in Salt Lake County from 4100 South to SR 201 has been completed and was reopened on June 17.

Mountain View Corridor now connects to a major east/west freeway for the first time and will stretch 21 mi. from 16000 South/Porter Rockwell Blvd. to SR 201, with 21 mi. of trails running adjacent to the road.

This 4-mi. extension of Mountain View Corridor includes two lanes in each direction, a connection with SR 201, a widened intersection at 3500 South and 5600 West, 13 bridges and six 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 choices on how they travel, and giving people more time to do the things they want to do instead of sitting in traffic."

The next segment of the Mountain View Corridor scheduled for construction is the extension from Porter Rockwell Blvd. (16000 South) in Salt Lake County to 2100 North in Utah County. This segment was funded in the 2021 legislative session and construction is estimated to start fall 2023.

Mountain View Corridor will eventually be a 35-mi. freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to SR 73 in Utah County. Mountain View Corridor is using a phased construction approach designed to balance transportation needs with available funds. Initial construction includes two lanes in each direction with signalized intersections and biking and walking trails. Future construction phases will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway. The first freeway section to be built (converting existing intersections to freeway interchanges) will be from Porter Rockwell Blvd. (16000 South) to Old Bingham Highway, with construction estimated for spring of 2028.




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