Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Salt Lake City's renovated airport welcomed its first passengers on Sept. 15 at a new concourse that is part of the first phase of a $4.1 billion project. A plane leaving for Atlanta received a water cannon salute on the tarmac and city, airport and airline officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony inside to celebrate the work accomplished over the first six years of construction.

When Todd Miceli opened Utah's very first PIRTEK franchise back in 2017 — PIRTEK Salt Lake City — he anticipated that both the business and residential populations nearby would continue to flourish. He was correct — with 80 percent of Utah's population falling within a 60-mi.

A railroad bridge that is being constructed by Wadsworth Brothers Construction, part of the Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT) $82 million 5600 W. project, is likely the largest installation of Geofoam ever used in the state, and may be among the largest in the United States.

Zions Bancorporation N.A. has broken ground on its 400,000-sq.-ft. technology campus planned for Midvale which will serve Zions' seven affiliate brands in 11 western states. The sustainably built campus will be the $76 billion bank's primary technology and operations center and is slated for completion in mid-2022.

Crews from Sandy-based Layton Construction began its demolition on Monday, Aug. 24, of the The University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium. Crews started the dismantling of the Space Clarke Football Center in the south end zone. After months of excavating, pouring of deep foundations and placement of shoring walls, the first steel will begin to be erected in October.

The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program (AMRP) has five upcoming abandoned mine closure projects scheduled to begin in late summer/early fall of 2020. Closures are designed to protect features of historic significance and animal habitat, while protecting the public from injuries or death.

The gradual expansion of the Utah Olympic Park's facilities in Kimball Junction is aimed at offering year-round training opportunities for local athletes. Phase one of the project was completed last year and fundraising for phase two is well underway.

A new company has launched with a plan to develop a $1 billion hyperscale campus in Utah. Novva has already begun building one data center on its planned 10-acre campus in West Jordan. The privately held company said the project will be the state's largest purpose-built multi-tenant campus for enterprise clients.

Work on a Moab, Utah, project that's been on the table in some form or another since 1993 is in the final stretch, with completion set for next year. The $31 million phase three will widen U.S. 191 in north Moab, adding new travel lanes in both directions along with a center turning lane, new sidewalk, a new storm water collection system and an extended multi-use pathway from the Colorado River to the south end of town.

Utah Valley University (UVU) announced the acquisition of 38.7 acres of land on the northeast side of the I-15 Payson Main Street interchange for a future satellite campus. The site is located northeast of the Payson power plant adjoining south Bamberger Road, and the construction timeline of the campus is still to be determined.

Utah business and government leaders recently got a small taste of what will soon become a theater hub for Salt Lake County's growing ensemble of aspiring performers and expectant audiences. Economic development officials, performing arts experts and city and business figures from around the state were treated to (socially distanced) tours of the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center construction site as part of Taylorsville City's second annual Summer Summit.