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State Greenlights Nearly $1.4B in New Utah DOT Projects for Northwest Utah County

LEHI, UT — The Utah Transportation Commission has greenlit an ambitious slate of new transportation projects totaling nearly $1.4 billion for northwest Utah County. The funding will help the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) build two new freeways and a freeway extension. This new funding, combined with previously approved projects, represents a $2.1 billion investment into this area through the end of the decade.

These vital initiatives aim to address the growing transportation needs of the region, particularly in the cities of Lehi, Saratoga Springs, and Eagle Mountain because of population growth. Utah County is projected to grow faster than Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber County combined by the year 2050, according to the Gardner Policy Institute.

“This significant investment represents our commitment to building a transportation system that meets the needs of all Utahns,” UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras said. “As we continue to grow as a state, we will work to find transportation solutions to help everyone get to where they want in the way they want.”

Among the key new projects approved are:

  • Conversion of 2100 North to a freeway in Lehi: This $554 million project will extend the freeway connection along 2100 North between Mountain View Corridor and I-15, and will help improve east-west mobility between the two freeways in northwest Utah and Salt Lake Counties and help to disperse traffic more efficiently for drivers traveling to communities within the central Utah Valley area. The project will also connect existing and planned trails in the area to help people get to their destinations and provide easier access through communities. Construction is expected to start in 2026.
  • Pioneer Crossing Flex Lanes: This $77 million project would provide two additional travel lanes in the peak direction of travel depending on the time of day (just like 5400 South in Salt Lake County). The project would also re-stripe Pioneer Crossing from Redwood Road to MVC to provide one additional travel lane in each direction throughout the day. Most work is expected to be completed within the existing state right of way. Construction is expected to start as early as 2025 or 2026.
  • Extension of Mountain View Corridor South to Cory Wride Highway (SR-73): This $553 million project will extend Mountain View Corridor to Cory Wride Highway (SR-73) in Saratoga Springs. It will help reduce congestion on Redwood Road and I-15 around the Point of the Mountain by providing an alternative freeway connection for traffic traveling between northwest Utah County and Salt Lake County. The project will also include trails and trail connections to provide Utahns with more choices for their travel. Construction is expected to start as early as 2027.
  • Cory Wride Freeway (SR-73) from Mountain View Corridor to Ranches Parkway: This $459 million project will construct a new freeway with frontage roads from Mountain View Corridor to Ranches Parkway in Eagle Mountain. The project will ease congestion in the area, accommodate transit, bike lane, and trail improvements, minimize impacts to existing properties, and preserve access to existing developments. Construction is expected to start as early as 2027.

These new projects represent the state’s biggest transportation investment in Utah County since the I-15 CORE project wrapped in 2012. That project reconstructed 24 miles of freeway from Lehi to Spanish Fork. These new projects underscore the Utah State Legislature’s commitment to bolstering transportation infrastructure in northwest Utah County.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to improve travel through northwest Utah County,” UDOT Region Three Director Rob Clayton said. “These projects will greatly benefit both the residents and travelers in the region, ensuring better commutes and improved connectivity.”

As the population in the area continues to grow, Clayton added, UDOT remains steadfast in its commitment to meet increasing travel demands and elevate road, transit, pedestrian, commuter, bike, and freight travel capabilities.

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