COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — City officials are alerting residents to a series of road projects that will take place during the next few months.
• The Utah Department of Transportation this month will begin widening Wasatch Boulevard into the existing shoulder to accommodate bicycle lanes that will extend from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon on both sides of the street.
Additionally, the steep, eroding hill above the intersection at Fort Union Boulevard will also be improved to prevent rocks from falling onto the road. The entire roadway will also receive a well-needed overlay.
• The city, in conjunction with Salt Lake County, will mill out failing asphalt on Creek Road and replace it with a new asphalt overlay. A chip seal will then be placed over the entire road starting at Union Park Avenue to approximately 2700 East. The milling project has already begun, and the chip seal project will begin in August.
• A pedestrian activated signal and crosswalk will be installed at Fort Union Boulevard near Mountview Park. The project is expected to begin in September.
• Access to I-215 westbound at Highland Drive will be improved by extending the dual approach to the bridge structure. The project will give drives access to westbound I-215 on the north side of the freeway. In addition, some improvements will be made to southbound Highland Drive in the same area. The project is expected to begin before the end of 2016.
• Dual left turn lanes in all four directions will be added to the intersection at Fort Union Boulevard and Highland Drive. The project, which will begin in November, will require the relocation of several steel power poles. Work to widen the road will begin in the spring.
• A park and ride lot will be built along Wasatch Boulevard north of Bengal Boulevard. The plan calls for more than 130 parking stalls. The project will begin sometime in 2017.