Anyone who has ever completed a home improvement project knows that in order to get great results, you have to put in a lot of work. Currently, that work is underway on the Highway 89 Project, and local residents are noticing.
Photos from Highway 89 construction from residential POV.The U.S. 89 project is a new project extending from Farmington to I-84 which will improve safety and mobility on U.S. 89 and at connections with local cross streets.
The U.S. 89 project will improve safety and mobility on U.S. 89 and at connections with local cross streets by:
- widening U.S. 89 to three lanes in each direction from Main Street in Farmington to State Route 193 in Layton.
- adding interchanges – bridges over U.S. 89 with on/off ramps – at 200 North/400 North, Oak Hills Drive, Gordon Avenue and Antelope Drive;
- adding bridges over U.S. 89 at Nicholls Road and Crestwood Road.
- and completing a 3-mile extension of the existing Gordon Avenue to connect it to U.S. 89
With the Davis County population expected to increase up to 65% in the next ten years, this project will ensure a smooth and timely commute, making it safe and accessible for all. Present impacts to travel on U.S. 89 can include shoulder closures, nighttime and weekend lane closures, one-way traffic operations on local side streets and frontage roads, intermittent driveway access interruptions and increased activity from construction equipment and trucks. U.S. 89 is now closed to pedestrians and bicycles. To learn more and view an interactive map, visit the UDOT Website here.
Some sections of New Frontage Road will be constructed to improve access to existing frontage roads and local streets. This will help local traffic access the new interchanges and crossing efficiently. The frontage roads will include shared shoulders that will also function as a parallel bicycle route.
As with any improvement project, the construction will take time and effort, but the end result will look good and be efficient, making the Highway 89 journey a safer and easier commute for all.