INTERCHANGE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
PROJECT UPDATE AUGUST 7, 2020:
12600 South utility relocations
Crews are performing utility relocations directly on 12600 South and west of Bangerter Highway as preparatory work for the new interchange.
Southbound on- and off-ramp construction
Traffic has shifted to the east side of Bangerter and will remain in place through late 2020.
Crews continue work activities to reconstruct the southbound on- and off-ramps on the west side of Bangerter. This includes concrete pavement removal and clearing and grubbing in preparation for future pavement, which may be vibratory and noisy.
Drivers are advised to note changing traffic patterns and traffic control measures such as barrels and signs.
Northbound on- and off-ramp construction
Crews are bringing in embankment and removing existing drainage and sewer lines south intersection, and walls (both sides) in the northeast quadrant in preparation for the new on- and off-ramps.
Wall removal is underway on both sides of Bangerter Highway north of 12600 South. Adjacent residents and businesses can expect increased construction activity and crews in the area. This will be ongoing through mid-August.
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.