Road projects moving along in Davis CountyJun 16, 2022 10:30AM ● By Tom Haraldsen
Two huge transportation projects continue construction in Davis County, with one more than 50 percent complete.
The U.S. 89 expansion from Farmington to I-84 is now a little over halfway finished, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Construction of the West Davis Corridor spans from Centerville and Farmington north to Syracuse.
Highway 89 added three new interchanges at 400 North in Fruit Heights, and at Oak Hills Drive and Gordon Avenue in Layton. Work activities have shifted focus to reconstructing and widening U.S. 89 under the new Antelope Drive interchange and the bridges over U.S. 89 at Crestwood Road and Nicholls Road. Work will be ongoing through 2023.
UDOT officials say the improvements include widening 89 to three lanes in each direction from Main Street in Farmington to State Route 193 in Layton. In addition to the new bridges and on/off ramps, a 3-mile extension will be added to connect Gordon Avenue with 89.
“This will help local traffic access the new interchanges and crossing efficiency,” UDOT states in its update of the project. “The frontage roads will include shared shoulders that will also function as a parallel bicycle route.”
The West Davis Corridor is a new 16-mile, 4-lane divided highway being constructed in western Davis County between the I-15/Legacy Parkway junction at approximately Glovers Lane in Farmington and the future extension of S.R. 193 in West Point. Freeway-style interchanges with on- and off-ramps will be built at Legacy/I-15 (Farmington), 950 North (Farmington), 200 North (Kaysville), 2700 West (Layton), 2000 West (Syracuse), and Antelope Drive (Syracuse).
Construction on segments of the corridor are well underway, though no specific timeline for completion has been finalized. When completed, the corridor will include more than 10 miles of new trail and trail connections to connect Emigration Trail to the Legacy Parkway Trail.
In the Centerville/Farmington area, crews have begun pile driving for bridge foundations for a connection at 650 West and about 1150 South. That will continue through the end of June. UDOT is advising residents to expect consistent noise, increased vibrations and increased dust during daylight hours Monday through Saturday. A fire hydrant was scheduled to be installed at about 650 West and 1050 South at the end of this week (after our press deadline).
Watch the Davis Journal for continuing updates on the projects along U.S. 89 and the West Davis Corridor. l