WEST HAVEN — If the West Davis Corridor ever gets built, another Top of Utah road will likely require a major facelift.
The Utah Department of Transportation will soon initiate a study on 4000 South in West Haven to look at what options are available for expanding the road to make it more efficient for traffic that will eventually come as a result of the West Davis Corridor.
As UDOT wraps up its environmental study of the corridor, two alternatives remain for that road.
UDOT’s ‘Alternative A’ has the corridor ending at 4000 South in West Haven, at either 5100 West or 4700 West.
That alternative would likely mean much more daily traffic on 4000 South.
“A couple of the potential northern terminuses for the West Davis Corridor are at 4000 South,” said UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders. “So we need to look at what options are available to make that road more efficient at taking traffic east.”
Saunders said the state is in the final phase of selecting a contractor to perform the study on 4000 South.
Just east of 1900 West in Roy is where 4000 South begins. It intersects with Midland Drive and extends west until 5900 West.
Currently the road, which runs east-west, has only one lane in each direction.
“Widening (the road) is something we would look at,” Saunders said. “We’re looking at a whole bunch of things.”
A final record of decision on the West Davis Corridor isn’t expected until spring 2014.
A draft of the environmental impact statement will be released in spring 2013, and would be followed by a round of public hearings.
UDOT officials say the road is currently unfunded and the environmental study could result in a “no-build” option, so there is no guarantee the road will be built.
If the road isn’t built, or if UDOT ends up selecting Alternative B for the corridor, which ends at 5500 South, 4000 wouldn’t need any work.