UINTAH — A project to improve safety on U.S. 89 at 6600 South starts Monday.
As more and more drivers use U.S. 89, they have a harder time accessing the road from side streets, which leads them to take risks and increase the number of collisions, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
UDOT plans to eliminate the left-turn signal from the Interstate 84 westbound ramp. Traffic will enter the ramp during gaps provided by a new turn signal at 6600 South.
They also plan to realign the I-84 westbound off-ramp on to northbound U.S. 89 and realign 6600 South so that it goes around a storage shed and aligns with the new signal.
The work on the intersection will close the 6600 South entry onto the highway until work is completed by early to mid-October.
“We are going to do everything not to inhibit traffic on 89,” said UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders.