Here in the Saratoga Springs area, it seems like we’ve been traversing a maze of traffic cones for an eternity. Road maintenance and construction is important and necessary for any growing city. At the beginning of summer, there were a number of projects that kicked off to meet the growing travel needs in the surrounding area. Most people have definitely noticed, since the entire state’s roads seem like they’re under construction.
Here’s some information on what’s coming.
The intersection of Redwood Road and Pioneer Crossing is getting a major revamp.
According to UDOT, the project “will modify the existing Pioneer Crossing and Redwood Road (SR-68) signal to make a Continuous Flow Intersection,” and “widen SR-68 to five lanes from Lake View Terrace to Village Parkway.” A traffic signal will also be installed at Ring Road and Stillwater Drive. Construction on the project has already begun and it should be complete by March 2019.
For the residents of Eagle Mountain, traveling to the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, the Megaplex, and Thanksgiving Point is going to be a much shorter and easier commute. The Mountain View Corridor Project is planned to connect W 2100 N to Pioneer crossing to ease traffic on Redwood road.
The Mountain View Corridor is planned to be a 35-mile freeway connecting I-80 to S.R. 73 (Cedar Valley Rd.) The construction is being done in stages and there is no set date on completion of the entire project.
Utah County residents most likely have experienced the construction on I-15 in Lehi. That’s the I-15 Technology Corridor. It’s a major reconstruction of I-15 between Lehi Main Street and S.R. 92 (Timpanogos Highway)
According to UDOT, it’s planned to include:
- “Two additional travel lanes in each direction
- New bridge over I-15 at Triumph Boulevard (near Mountain Point Medical Center)
- One-way frontage roads between S.R. 92 and 2100 North
- Redesigned interchanges at S.R. 92 and 2100 North
- Reconstructed bridges at cross streets and railroad crossings
- New bike and pedestrian connections”
It’s planned to be completed in October 2020.