CLEARFIELD -- After more than a year of construction noise, road closures, detours and slow moving traffic, Davis County residents will likely have to deal with the reconstruction of State Route 193 for at least another six months.
The Utah Department of Transportation says the $70 million project will now be completed sometime in the summer of 2014.
The road serves as one of Davis County's main east-west arterials and provides access to Hill Air Force Base, Weber State University's Davis campus, Interstate 15 and Highway 89.
Work to extend the road from State Street to 700 South in Clearfield, then around the Freeport Center to 200 South, and then west to 2000 West in Syracuse, began last December.
When the project is finished, the road will be five lanes wide beginning at 2000 West, with a grade-separated crossing over the FrontRunner and Union Pacific rail lines.
UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said construction activities will be toned down and sometimes even suspended through the remainder of 2013, but work will pick back up after the new year.
A big chunk of the work will include finishing the new railroad bridge over the Union Pacific/Utah Transit Authority rail corridor.
Saunders said that the bridge could open at any time.
The Denver & Rio Grande Western rail trail as it intersects SR 193 has been closed since February and will remain closed until the project is completed.
UDOT officials say the extension of SR 193 will provide additional mobility within West Point, Clearfield and Syracuse that will result in fewer impacts on the community when compared with widening other east-west roads.
Currently, the main east-west routes between 2000 West and I-15 in that area of northern Davis County are 300 North and Antelope Drive.
When work is completed on the project, UDOT says the road will maintain traffic capacity for at least 40 years.
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