OGDEN — Get ready for a busy commute — 2012 will be the busiest road construction season in history.
The Utah Department of Transportation has released its 20 most significant road projects for the upcoming construction season as part of its “Know Where Know Why” campaign.
The list includes significant work on some of UDOT’s largest projects, which are all scheduled for completion this year, said UDOT spokesman Nate McDonald.
Work is scheduled for the Utah County Interstate 15 Corridor Expansion and the Mountain View Corridor.
Additional work along I-15 in Davis and Weber counties is also planned.
“We’ve never had a construction season with so many major projects scheduled for completion,” said John Njord, UDOT executive director.
In the Top of Utah, work has already begun on a $7 million project that will add an auxiliary lane on northbound I-15 between 650 North in Clearfield and 5600 South in Roy.
Most of the work will be conducted at night and will include frequent lane closures. The project is scheduled to be completed in September.
Beginning in June and lasting until late August, UDOT will be restoring the pavement on I-15 from Pages Lane in Centerville to 2600 South in Bountiful.
Night closures and lane shifts will occur for the duration of the $4 million project.
In Ogden, UDOT will restore Washington Boulevard from 26th Street to 40th Street.
The project will cost $1.5 million and begin later this month, wrapping up in September. Lanes will be closed during the evening.
In Morgan County, the state will reconstruct Interstate 84 from State Road 66 in Morgan to State Road 167 in Mountain Green.
Traffic on the $5 million project will be limited to one lane in each direction from May until September.
One large project conspicuously missing from the list is the $70 million extension of State Road 193, the Bernard Fisher Highway, from 2000 West in Davis County to Interstate 15.
McDonald said the project will have a relatively low impact on the traveling public during construction and didn’t make the Top 20 cut.