UDOT Announces Multi-Million Dollar Construction Projects

April 20, 2023
UDOT currently has 217 projects that are already under construction or are slated to start this year

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced multiple major projects that will require millions in funding with the most expensive being the construction of West Davis Highway valued at $750 million.

According to officials, UDOT currently has 217 projects that are already under construction or are slated to start this year. The combined total of these projects are approximately $3.2 billion.

“This is one of our biggest construction years, with major projects happening all across the state,” said Lisa Wilson, UDOT deputy director for engineering and operations. “We are working to help people in all parts of Utah stay connected to the things they care about: family, school, work, and recreation.”

UDOT is reminding motorists to drive safe while these projects are happening.

There were 1,297 work zone-related crashes and 11 fatalities reported throughout the state in 2022. UDOT officials say construction usually needs to happen in the summer because asphalt paving requires higher temperatures. Unfortunately, summer also includes the hundred days when traffic fatalities almost double on Utah roads.

A few of the major projects UDOT wants drivers to be aware of are:

  • West Davis Highway: Davis County - This $750 million project is UDOT's largest currently. The goal is to build a new four-lane divided highway from Farmington to West Point as well as 10 miles of new trails.
  • 5600 South: Weber County - UDOT's plans to reconstruct the 5600 South Interchange has a price tag of $238 million and will widen the road from three lanes to five lanes between 1900 West and 3500 West.
  • 9000 South: Salt Lake County - Another widening project that will cost $56.6 million, going from five lanes to seven, and replacing the pavement. The project is set to begin this summer.
  • US-40: Wasatch County - This project will cost $9.9 million. The maintenance work will replace sections of concrete pavement north of Heber City and the bridge driving surface at the Mayflower exit.

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Source: UDOT