U.S. 89 construction is anticipated to begin spring 2020 and extend through 2023. The project will fully reconstruct and widen U.S. 89 to 6 lanes between Main Street in Kaysville and S.R.193 in Layton. The project will also build two bridges and four interchanges over U.S. 89, extend the frontage road system and add a new 3-mile extension of Gordon Avenue to connect with U.S. 89.
Preparatory work began in January and includes setup of a construction yard inside the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) property on the west side of 200 North/400 North in Fruit Heights. In order to streamline construction, utility relocation will occur in advance of work on the mainline of U.S. 89. There are 35 different utility owners on or next to U.S. 89 and the project team will relocate over 150 miles of utilities to facilitate project construction.
During early work, motorists can expect shoulder or lane closures on the frontage roads and/or side streets during non-commute times. No impacts to U.S. 89 traffic are anticipated until later in the spring.
U.S. 89 Closed to Bicycles and Pedestrians
Shoulder closures along U.S. 89 are now underway. It is no longer safe for bicyclists and pedestrians to walk or ride in the shoulders of U.S. 89. We are asking for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe. When the project is complete the frontage roads will serve as a continuous bicycle route parallel to U.S. 89. Until then, bicyclists are asked to consider alternate routes. The closest parallel route is shown at right. Bicyclists and pedestrians wishing to cross U.S. 89 should use signalized intersections.
- 1070 North Closure: Beginning as early as May 11, for approximately one week, crews will close 1070 North just east of Eastside Drive to complete a drainage crossing. North/south traffic on Eastside to Valley View Drive will not be affected. Local traffic will be detoured to 1200 North, then to 3150 East to access 1070 North
- 1200 North Closure: When the 1070 North crossing is complete, a second crossing will be installed across 1200 North. North/south traffic on Eastside Drive will not be affected. Local traffic will be detoured to 1070 North as an alternate access. This is estimated to begin as early as May 4 and last for approximately one week.
- Gentile Street One-Way Traffic: As early as May 15, Gentile Street will be reduced to one lane for approximately one month so that crews can install a new water line. One-way operations will be in place along Gentile Street. Please yield to oncoming traffic. Temporary traffic signals will control around the curve west of U.S. 89. Access to Woodridge Drive will be maintained. Traffic from Woodridge Drive should yield to Gentile Street traffic.
Woodridge Drive: Beginning as early as May 11, traffic on Woodridge Drive (west of U.S. 89 and south of Gentile Street) will be limited to one-way operations to allow room for utility work. Please yield to oncoming traffic. This configuration is expected to last for approximately one week.
OAK HILLS DRIVE AREA:
- Adam’s Canyon Trailhead Parking Changes: The U.S. 89 project will improve the trailhead parking lot and add a new park and ride lot at Oak Hills Drive. Other improvements include better pedestrian access to the trailhead, with sidewalk and crosswalks.
- Valley View/Eastside Drive Extension: Crews have built a temporary road to maintain access on Valley View/Eastside Drive between 1200 North and Cherry Lane. Traffic will be shifted to this temporary road tomorrow, April 23, through August to allow for utility relocation and other construction activities in the the existing Valley View Drive alignment. Please follow posted signs and drive with caution.
- Trail Access will remain open throughout construction. Trail users should expect shifts in parking and access to the trailhead through construction. Please follow project signs for parking. Pedestrian access will be marked with cones and rope to help make walkways clear.
- Oak Hills/Eastside Drive Hauling: Beginning as early as April 20, trucks will cross Oak Hills Drive and the east frontage road near 350 North/Canyon Creek Road to move dirt for utility placement. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but please pay attention and do not follow trucks.
- Country Way Closure: As early as May 5, Country Way will be closed to traffic at 200 North/400 North to allow for the relocation of several major utilities in the middle of the road through mid-May. Traffic will be detoured to Country Lane and Charlais Drive. Access to the Fruit Heights park and ride lot will be closed and bus service will be temporarily interrupted until this work is complete. Use the Antelope Drive park and ride lot as an alternate.
- Trucks are hauling dirt from north to south near 200 North/400 North in Fruit Heights. Beginning tomorrow, April 23, flaggers will be present on 200 North/400 North west of U.S. 89 to allow construction vehicles and equipment to cross in coordination with the U.S. 89 traffic signals. Flaggers are expected to be in place through the end of April. Please look for flaggers and wait for their direction.
We are committed to building this project the right way by balancing the needs of the traveling public with impacts to the surrounding community. Safety and mobility for all parties during construction are priorities to UDOT and the project team.
Throughout construction, two lanes will be maintained in each direction on U.S. 89 during peak travel times. Nighttime and Sunday daytime lane closures are planned. Work will occur around the clock to reduce the overall project duration.
Many of the existing side streets accesses will be permanently closed and traffic rerouted to the interchanges to access U.S. 89. These access points will remain open until the nearest alternate access points are complete. Temporary access will be maintained for properties with direct access to/from U.S. 89.
The project team continues to coordinate with affected property owners. All impacted properties and full acquisitions have been identified and the team is working through the list in order of location and construction priority. If you are a property owner on or near U.S. 89, and have not yet been contacted, feel free to contact us. The project design map also details planned impacts to properties and you can also learn more about the overall property acquisition process here.