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Vehicles travel north on S.R. 108 Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Syracuse.

WEST HAVEN — The state’s construction blitz on State Road 108 continues in southern Weber County.

The Utah Department of Transportation has begun a $2.9 million pavement replacement project on S.R. 108 between 1900 West near the Roy/West Haven border and 2300 North in Clinton. 

UDOT Region One spokesman Vic Saunders said crews are now pouring cement for new pedestrian ramps along the construction route and replacing asphalt between 1900 West and Hinckley Drive. The majority of the work is taking place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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During construction, which is expected to last through August, single lane closures will be in effect and delays are expected. Construction updates will be posted at udot.utah.gov/go/sr108roy.

S.R. 108 is one of Northern Utah’s main north-south alternatives to Interstate 15 and functions much like a western version of U.S. 89 in Davis County.  

The 13-mile road runs through West Haven, Roy, Clinton, Syracuse and Layton, and is known as Midland Drive, 3500 West, 2000 West and 1700 South as it passes through each of the communities. Traffic varies depending on the section, but the least busy portion of S.R. 108 carries nearly 10,000 vehicles a day while the busiest stretch sees more than 41,000, according to UDOT statistics.

The road has been a target for UDOT over the past few years.

UDOT recently widened the road in Weber County, between Hinckley Drive and 4275 South, and eventually wants to widen the entire road to five lanes.

A project to reconstruct the road from 300 North in West Point to 1800 North in Clinton has been funded for $60 million and will likely begin by 2023.

RELATED: Portion of busy S.R. 108 in Syracuse to close for nearly 3 months this summer

UDOT is nearly finished with a $52 million project to widen the road to five lanes between 470 North in West Point and S.R. 127 (Antelope Drive/1700 North) in Syracuse.

On June 1, the state completely closed the road from Antelope Drive through 1275 South — a measure taken to speed up and finish construction by the time school starts. Syracuse Junior High and Syracuse Elementary are both in the direct path of construction.

That closure will remain in place until Aug. 21.

You can reach reporter Mitch Shaw at mishaw@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @mitchshaw23 or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/MitchShaw.StandardExaminer.

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