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UDOT will see several projects begin or continue on I-15, I-84, elsewhere in Davis and Weber counties in ’24

By Rob Nielsen - | Feb 23, 2024

Rob Nielsen, Standard-Examiner

Powder Mountain Road (state Route 158), pictured Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, is set to get a truck escape ramp due to its steep incline.

Drivers in Weber and Davis counties will have a laundry list of new road projects to contend with in 2024 as the start of major construction season nears.

Mitchell Shaw, senior communications manager with the Utah Department of Transportation, told the Standard-Examiner in an email Thursday that there are several projects that will get fully underway in the region this year.

Interstate 15

“The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will build a new interchange along I-15 at Shepard Lane in Farmington. This new interchange will cross over I-15 and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and Utah Transit Authority (UTA) tracks, creating another connection to local roads,” Shaw said. “UDOT is also improving pedestrian and bike connectivity along Park Lane, connecting the west side of I-15 to the east side of US-89. This connectivity will also cross over I-15, UPRR, and UTA and across the ramps associated with I-15, US Highway 89 (US-89), and State Route 67 (SR-67) (Legacy Parkway).”

He said the project also will be a boost to safety and future transportation projects.

“The purpose of constructing a new interchange at Shepard Lane is to reduce congestion and improve safety on I-15 and US-89 by decreasing travel demand on Park Lane,” he said. “This interchange will also provide walking and biking facilities over I-15 at Shepard Lane and help accommodate future FrontRunner double-tracking. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2024.”

The estimated cost of the project is around $147.5 million.

State Route 158

Shaw said another project slated for 2024 will make trucking between the Powder Mountain ski resort and the Ogden Valley a safer affair.

“The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will build a truck escape ramp on the long, steep grade of SR-158 (Powder Mountain Road) in Eden,” he said. “The escape ramp will allow large trucks to safely come to a stop in case of brake or other mechanical failure, greatly improving safety along this steep mountain road. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2024.”

The project is expected to cost around $8 million.


A set of bridges along I-84 also are slated to be replaced starting this year.

“The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will replace I-84 Bridges over the Weber River and the Union Pacific Rail Line in Weber Canyon,” Shaw said. “The bridges are located near milepost 91, just west of the Weber Canyon rest area. A new eastbound bridge will be constructed immediately to the south of the existing bridges. Once complete, the new eastbound bridge will accommodate all traffic while the existing structures are removed, and the westbound bridge is constructed. The project is expected to start this summer and will take two years to complete.”

The bridge project is projected to cost around $52 million.

S.R. 30

Work also is slated further north of the area.

“The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will reconstruct SR-30 from SR-23 to 10th West in Cache County, including improvements that will address traffic congestion and improve safety on the road,” Shaw said. “The project includes widening the road to accommodate four travel lanes, increased shoulder width, flattened roadway side slopes, a bridge structure widening, and a new recreational trail on the south side of SR-30 and a sidewalk on the north side. The project will also improve the SR-30/SR-23 intersection including an Advanced Warning System and intersection lighting.”

He said that some work on the $61 million project began last year.

However, roadwork on state roads will not be confined to new projects. Many major projects that began in 2023 will continue throughout the 2024 construction season and well beyond it.

5600 South in Roy and Riverdale

Shaw said a major project along 5600 South will still be a part of the daily commute for years to come.

“Construction on this project began in 2023, but will continue until 2026,” he said. “The project includes a new I-15 interchange at 5600 South in Roy, the widening of 5600 South from I-15 to 3500 West. The road will be widened from three to five lanes (two travel lanes each way and a center turn lane.)

“The project will also include intersection improvements at 5600 South and 1900 West, including new sidewalk, pedestrian ramps, turn-lanes, and signals. This project will reduce congestion and improve safety and mobility on I-15 and this stretch of 5600 South and also improve access to Hill Air Force Base.”

The project is valued at around $361 million.

S.R. 108

A project affecting S.R. 108 between Clinton and West Point also will be seeing the bulk of work done in 2024.

“This is another project that began in 2023, but will involve heavy construction during 2024,” Shaw said. “As part of the project, SR-108, or 2000 West, will be widened between West Point and Clinton from 300 North through the 1800 North intersection, from three lanes to five lanes. Intersection improvements will be made at 800 North, 1300 North, and 1800 North, as well as the addition of a multi-use path, full-width shoulders, curb, gutter, and sidewalk to improve safety and accessibility and promote active transportation. Project is expected to be complete by 2025.”

The project has an estimated cost of $86 million.


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