The purpose of the project is to improve the driving surface and enhance roadway safety on this seven-mile stretch of I-15. The extreme climate and numerous freeze/thaw cycles in Wolf Creek Canyon have caused the roadway material to degrade to the point where routine maintenance is no longer practical.
Planned improvements include:
- Removing and replacing the top two feet of degraded roadway material and resurfacing adjacent ramps, crossroads, and pullouts
- Upgrading concrete barrier rails, metal guardrails, and signage
- Adding road delineators (roadside markers) on inside curves
- Replacing right-of-way fencing and cattle guards as needed
- Updating curb ramps on Walsh Street between Main Street and Recreation Road
- Upgrading storm drainage in the town of Wolf Creek
- Lining and repairing I-15 culverts
- Improving erosion control features
- Adding new pavement markings
The project was awarded to Riverside Contracting, with a bid of $39,200,000. The project is funded with 87 percent federal funding and 13 percent state funding.