Motorists traveling near Starvation Reservoir, Delta or Salina this summer should be warned of major traffic interference by road construction work, said the Utah Department of Transportation.
Two projects are planned for highway on the east and west sides of the Starvation Reservoir bridge. The first project involves a 13.7-mile section from Tabiona Junction to the reservoir bridge. Upgrading will include some widening, improvement of guardrails and concrete barriers and resurfacing rutted lanes.The second project will rehabilitate the section of road between Starvation Reservoir bridge and Duchesne. Soft spots will be repaired, and the entire 4.2 miles will receive a three-inch overlay of new pavement. This project is scheduled to be finished Oct. 15, although the first project may continue into next year.
UDOT will place a chip seal on U.S. 6 beginning at the Utah/Nevada state line and running east 32 miles to Delta. Work should be completed by Aug. 31.
Another seal coat will be placed on nearly four miles of U.S. 89 from the I-70 interchange in Salina north to near the Redmond turnoff. Work is to be completed by Sept. 15.
All four projects will cause considerable traffic interference.