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.
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.
UDOT’s Noise Mitigation policy guides the process by which noise wall locations are determined. The final step in applying UDOT’s noise abatement policy is to ask those who are considered benefited by a wall whether or not they want it. Ballots have been sent to the benefited properties and final results are expected in late February. Not everyone gets a ballot. You can learn more about the process by watching the video below.
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 [link to Contact us Page]. The project design map also details planned impacts to properties and you can also learn more about the overall property acquisition process here.