BOUNTIFUL — Road construction throughout southern Davis County is ongoing, and the Utah Department of Transportation is providing updates.
The projects will add express lanes in both directions from the north I-215 interchange to U.S. 89 in Farmington, and it will replace aging bridges at 2600 South, 1500 South, 500 South and 400 North.
Night paving is scheduled to begin Monday along the newly widened portion on the east side of I-15 between 1500 South and 500 South in Bountiful. Paving crews will continue south through the month. Paving will then shift to the west side and begin at I-215 moving north in late June and July.
Also Monday, pile driving is expected to begin on 500 South during the day. Pile driving is anticipated to take about two weeks at this location. Pedestrians are asked to follow the detour routes for their safety.
As early as June 18, pile driving is expected to begin on 1500 South. Motorists should expect intermittent, short-term road closures — up to 10 minutes — and flagging to allow crane movements over the roadway. Flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic. Area residents and businesses can expect intermittent lane shifts on 1500 South during daylight hours.
Crews also will continue clearing, removing asphalt, excavating, hauling and placing new material, and grading and compacting in the shoulders between I-215 and Pages Lane during the day and at night on both sides of I-15. Area residents may experience an increase in light, noise and vehicle activity associated with the work.
Construction activities also will continue on 500 South near I-15, including soil stabilization efforts for the new bridge. Bridge work will continue under 2600 South, and travel lanes are narrowed to 11 feet.
Interchanges will be reconfigured at 2600 South and 500 South in Bountiful to improve east/west mobility, and better pedestrian facilities will be added at 500 South, 400 North and Parrish Lane.
Motorists can expect lane restrictions on I-15 nightly between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Actual lane closure times may vary, and travel lanes are reduced to 11-feet wide. Trucks carrying loads wider than 11 feet should contact the UDOT Motor Carrier Division at 801-965-4892.
Construction is expected to be complete in spring 2015, with interchange and bridge construction continuing through summer 2015.
I-15 will remain open without restrictions during peak hours. However, travel delays up to 30 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Use Legacy Parkway or FrontRunner to avoid delay. FrontRunner provides all-day service with 30-minute frequency during peak hours.
Motorists should stay alert and be prepared for reduced speeds in the project area for their safety and the safety of those working. UDOT officials ask motorists to obey the posted speed and be aware for changing roadway conditions throughout the project area.
The North Salt Lake 1100 North reconstruction project, from Redwood Road to 110 East, is underway and will continue through fall. Motorists can expect lane restrictions and one-way flagging.