The West Davis and Highway 89 Projects continue to move forward at full steam ahead. Buckle up, everyone!
West Davis and Highway Projects – Looking Ahead
For those who are affected by the construction, please be aware that as of May 10th on the West Davis Project, there will be some demolitions taking place during office hours. They have started hauling approximately 4 million cubic yards of dirt to build the new West Davis highway.
The Highway 89 Project is planning for a new road on the west side of U.S. 89 to connect Cherry with Gordon, and for Valley View to do the same on the east side.
- Gentile Street & Bluff Road: Starting Monday, May 3, flaggers will be stationed on Gentile Street just west of Bluff Road to help construction trucks hauling dirt exit and enter the road safely. Flagging will take place Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Syracuse Trail: Starting Monday, May 3, flaggers will also be stationed at the Syracuse Trail just east of the Still Water subdivision to help construction trucks hauling fill material cross the trail safely. Flagging will take place Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Legacy Trail Closure & Detour
- Starting Monday, May 3 at 7 a.m., the Legacy Parkway Trail between Glovers Lane and 1250 West will be closed to accommodate the hauling of dirt and building of dirt embankments against and through the existing trail. (This trail was originally scheduled to close Friday, April 30, however activities were slightly delayed due to rain earlier in the week).
- This section of trail will be detoured to Glovers Lane and the Denver & Rio Grande Trail parallel to 800 West. This closure will remain in effect for the next year.
- Crews have started hauling dirt onto the project site. Hauling will take place Monday-Friday during daytime hours and continue through the summer. Residents should expect heavy and persistent construction truck traffic along various local city roads.
- Current designated haul routes include Park Lane, Glovers Lane, 1525 West, 650 West, 200 North, Gentile Street, 2700 South, Antelope Drive, and S.R. 193. Additional haul routes may be added.
- Approximately 4 million cubic yards of dirt is anticipated to be hauled onto the project site. The project team will use this material to create the base of the highway, embankments, and berms. In Farmington, this material will be left for up to 550 days to allow the dirt to compact and settle enough to build on top of, while other project activities will continue, like bridge construction, I-15 reconstruction, and utility relocations.
- Residents are advised to use extra caution when traveling around construction traffic.
Legacy Pile Driving.
- Pile driving in the Legacy Highway median at approximately mile marker 10 is expected to continue intermittently for the next month. The left shoulder on both northbound and southbound Legacy Highway will be closed to accommodate this activity until pile driving has concluded.
- What is Pile Driving? Pile driving is a method of constructing bridge foundations. To support the future West Davis ramps and bridges, steel and concrete beams (or “piles”) are driven into the soil until reaching a hard layer of earth beneath the ramp/bridge foundation.
- Crews will continue drilling small holes to verify the location and condition of underground utilities like water and sewer pipes, power and gas lines, and TV/phone cables and performing video inspection of existing pipes at various locations throughout the project area. Work will take place during daytime hours Monday – Friday through the end of May.
- Along Antelope Drive (1700 South) in Syracuse, existing storm drain and irrigation pipelines will be cleaned and inspected by video Monday-Friday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work will require shoulder closures along Antelope Drive. Please obey all traffic control signs and flagger signals while traveling through these areas.
- Additional utility exploration and pipe inspection work will take place during daytime hours Monday – Friday in various areas along the project corridor. These areas include:
- Farmington – Glovers Lane, Shirley Rae, 800 West and 650 West
- Kaysville – Angel Street and 200 North
- Layton – Weaver Street and 3200 West
- Syracuse – 1000 West and Gentile Street
- Utility exploration and pipe inspection work will continue during nighttime hours along I-15 and Legacy Highway between Parrish Lane and the Glovers Lane overpass off the pavement in the shoulders. No traffic impacts are anticipated. This work should begin after the Antelope Drive utility exploration is complete.
- As early as May 10, crews will begin demolishing UDOT-owned buildings along Antelope Drive. Work will take place Monday – Friday during daytime hours. Possible noise, vibrations, and dust can be expected.
- UDOT will continue with design work, utility coordination, debris clearing, and property acquisition and preparation. The West Davis project team will also continue to coordinate closely with residents, businesses, city leadership, and other key stakeholders
The schedule is subject to change due to equipment, material, utility, and/or weather delays.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about the West Davis and Highway 89 Projects, or buying or selling your home.