BRIGHAM CITY -- A major repaving of U.S. 89 will begin next weekend, and major traffic congestion is likely to follow.
On May 20, the Utah Department of Transportation will begin to repave U.S. 89/91 from Brigham City to Sardine Summit.
UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said crews will remove the top layer of the road and replace it with a new asphalt surface.
Crews will begin work near the east end of 200 South in Brigham City and continue past Mantua to Sardine Summit.
Construction will take place during both day and night and is scheduled to be completed by early September.
Saunders said crews will work in a "racetrack" fashion, with one lane of travel remaining open in each direction during construction.
Motorists can expect moderate to heavy traffic congestion during the project.
Road and safety improvements on the road will include new lane markings, rumble strips and roadside delineators.
Additionally, to facilitate the paving work, several ramps to and from U.S. 89/91 will be closed for 24-hour periods.
They include the Brigham City west-bound off-ramp to SR-90 on May 20; the east-bound on-ramp from SR-90 in Brigham City to U.S. 89/91 on May 21; and the on- and off-ramps at Mantua on May 22-23.
Saunders said with congestion through the construction zone expected, motorists with time-sensitive travel are encouraged to use SR-30 via Interstate 15 at Riverside, as an alternate to U.S. 89/91 over Sardine Summit.