SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation
(UDOT) is ramping up construction on highway projects across the state. In 2023, UDOT has 217 projects scheduled to start or already under construction, with a combined value of $3.2 billion.
“This is one of our biggest construction years, with major projects happening all across the state,” said Lisa Wilson, UDOT Deputy Director for Engineering and Operations. “We are working to help people in all parts of Utah stay connected to the things they care about: family, school, work, and recreation.”
Notable projects scheduled to start or already under construction in 2023 include:
Bangerter Highway: Salt Lake County - $378.5 Million
This project will construct four new freeway-style interchanges with on- and off-ramps at 2700 West, 13400 South, 9800 South, and 4700 South, eliminating stoplights at four more intersections for drivers on Bangerter Highway. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.
5600 South: Weber County - $238 Million
UDOT will reconstruct the 5600 South interchange on I-15 in Roy near Hill Air Force Base, and widen 5600 South from three lanes to five lanes between 1900 West and 3500 West. This project will also build a new trail system for pedestrians and cyclists. These improvements will help area residents get around more easily, whether they are walking, biking, or driving. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.
9000 South: Salt Lake County - $56.6 Million
Crews will widen 9000 South between Redwood Road and 700 West from five to seven lanes, replace pavement on 9000 South from 700 West to State Street, and add bike lanes to the road. This project will improve the condition of the road and enhance safety for drivers, and help traffic flow more efficiently. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.
West Davis Highway: Davis County - $750 Million
UDOT’s largest current project is building a new four-lane divided highway from Farmington to West Point along with 10 miles of new trails. It will help residents in western Davis County get to and from I-15 more easily and safely. Construction started in 2021.
I-15 Interchange and Widening: Washington City - $73.6 Million
Work is underway to add a new interchange on I-15 at Main Street in Washington City, near St. George. This project will also widen I-15 to create a new travel lane in each direction, and will improve traffic flow and access to Washington City from I-15. Construction started this spring.
SR-108: Davis County - $71 Million
Crews will widen SR-108 between West Point and Clinton, adding a new travel lane in each direction along with a new multi-use path. This project will improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists, and helps traffic flow more smoothly. Construction is scheduled to start this spring.
Pleasant Grove Boulevard: Pleasant Grove - $15.9 Million
UDOT is widening Pleasant Grove Boulevard to make it easier to access northbound I-15. This project also widens the Pleasant Grove Boulevard/North County Boulevard intersection to add new turning lanes, installs new traffic signals, and repaves sections of North County Boulevard. This will improve traffic flow and enhance safety for drivers in a fast-developing area of Utah County. Construction started earlier this spring.
I-15 Bridge Repairs: Juab County - $17.8 Million
This maintenance project will replace the driving surface on two bridges and complete various repairs on nine others near Nephi. It will enhance safety and provide a smoother ride for drivers. Construction is scheduled to start this spring.
US-191: Grand County - $13.3 Million
Crews will add new passing lanes on US-191 north of Moab and improve access to the new Utahraptor State Park. This project will make a popular recreation area more accessible to Utahns as well as out-of-state visitors. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.