Roads in Weber, Davis to get fresh coat of paint

Jun 15 2011 - 10:58pm

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AJ Birt of the Utah Department of Transportation paints road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday.
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AJ Birt of the Utah Department of Transportation paints road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday. AJ Birt (left) and Brody Garr of the Utah Department of Transportation paint road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday
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Brody Garr of the Utah Department of Transportation paints road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday.
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AJ Birt (right) and Brody Garr of the Utah Department of Transportation paint road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday.
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AJ Birt of the Utah Department of Transportation paints road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday.
Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner
AJ Birt of the Utah Department of Transportation paints road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday. AJ Birt (left) and Brody Garr of the Utah Department of Transportation paint road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday
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Brody Garr of the Utah Department of Transportation paints road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday.
Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner
AJ Birt (right) and Brody Garr of the Utah Department of Transportation paint road signs at the intersection of 4000 South and 4700 West in West Haven on Wednesday.

CLEARFIELD -- The Top of Utah is getting a new paint job, just in time for summer.

Over the next few weeks, Utah Department of Transportation will undertake a massive repainting project in Davis and Weber counties, repainting crosswalks and road striping in eight Top of Utah cities.

UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said the painting started Tuesday and will take place at various locations on various roads over the next few weeks.

All of the work will be done between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saunders said.

"It's the time of year for this kind of work, and we happen to have quite a few locations that need to be taken care of," Saunders said, adding that UDOT regularly repaints crosswalks and road striping and this year, it's the Top of Utah's turn on the schedule.

"We have a schedule for when we do it, but we will also respond to requests made by individual cities," he said.

"We can't paint them all every year, so we get to them as soon as we can."

Work began Tuesday on State Road 68 in North Salt Lake and S.R. 37 in Clinton.

On Wednesday, crews began work on S.R. 106 in Bountiful, 5600 South in Roy and S.R. 37 in the Kanesville/Hooper area.

Today, work will begin on S.R. 107 in Clearfield and West Point and S.R. 193 in Clearfield and Layton.

Lanes will be closed in the sections where the painting is to occur, so there will be some associated traffic congestion.

The work will likely take three weeks to finish, but is highly dependent on weather conditions, meaning if it rains, the work will likely be delayed.

Saunders said an abnormally wet spring has already pushed many projects, such as repainting, into the summer months.

"We've had quite a few days this spring when some of our crews couldn't work at all," he said. "It's been a problem this year, but hopefully we can have a stretch of dry weather and get some of this work finished."

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