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andy3175:
Recent update on Utah highway funding initiatives from the May 19th Salt Lake Tribune:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/5309728-155/1-billion-windfall-for-utah-highways

Article describes several highway and freeway initiatives in the Salt Lake City metro area, including:

- West Davis Corridor (possible extension of Utah 67?) (estimated cost: $610 million) - "sort of a northwestern extension of Legacy Parkway," this future freeway still in environmental review and has not yet received federal environmental approval, in part due to its proposed routing near Great Salt Lake wetlands and impact to existing residential areas

- Bangerter Highway (Utah 154) Freeway Conversion - article notes completion of freeway interchanges at 7800 South, Redwood Road (Utah 68), and 600 West; under construction interchanges in 2017 at a cost of $201 million for 5400 South, 7000 South, 9000 South, and 11400 South; 2019 freeway interchange construction at 6200 South ($64 million); and 2022 freeway interchange construction at 10400 South ($46 million) and 12600 South ($49 million).

- Interstate 15 Wasatch Front Improvements: continue project to widen and improve freeway between Lehi Main Street and Utah 92 (Thanksgiving Point) (overall cost of $450 million); widen freeway from Hill Field Road to the Davis-Weber County Line including new carpool lanes ($158 million); add new southbound lane between Utah 201 and 12300 South including I-15/215 interchange improvements and bridge widening at 7200 South ($169 million); and improve northbound I-15 merges by adding a long bridge to separate traffic between 9000 South, 7200 South, and I-215 ($130 million).

Rover_0:

--- Quote from: andy3175 on May 20, 2017, 04:32:34 PM ---Recent update on Utah highway funding initiatives from the May 19th Salt Lake Tribune:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/5309728-155/1-billion-windfall-for-utah-highways

Article describes several highway and freeway initiatives in the Salt Lake City metro area, including:

- West Davis Corridor (possible extension of Utah 67?) (estimated cost: $610 million) - "sort of a northwestern extension of Legacy Parkway," this future freeway still in environmental review and has not yet received federal environmental approval, in part due to its proposed routing near Great Salt Lake wetlands and impact to existing residential areas

- Bangerter Highway (Utah 154) Freeway Conversion - article notes completion of freeway interchanges at 7800 South, Redwood Road (Utah 68), and 600 West; under construction interchanges in 2017 at a cost of $201 million for 5400 South, 7000 South, 9000 South, and 11400 South; 2019 freeway interchange construction at 6200 South ($64 million); and 2022 freeway interchange construction at 10400 South ($46 million) and 12600 South ($49 million).

- Interstate 15 Wasatch Front Improvements: continue project to widen and improve freeway between Lehi Main Street and Utah 92 (Thanksgiving Point) (overall cost of $450 million); widen freeway from Hill Field Road to the Davis-Weber County Line including new carpool lanes ($158 million); add new southbound lane between Utah 201 and 12300 South including I-15/215 interchange improvements and bridge widening at 7200 South ($169 million); and improve northbound I-15 merges by adding a long bridge to separate traffic between 9000 South, 7200 South, and I-215 ($130 million).

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The Bangerter Highway conversion is long overdue and should've been a grade-separated freeway to begin with, but I'm glad it's coming along.

I recall from an email correspondence that the West Davis Corridor will indeed be a northern extension of SR-67, if it ever gets built.

The I-15, Lehi Main St to SR-92 construction project must be the project I a UDOT representative referred to when I floated the idea of re-aligning SR-73 onto Pioneer Crossing and renumbering the short eastern stub between 850 East (the first street west of I-15) to US-89. Recall that SR-73 is currently split into two different segments, the main SR-36 to the current Crossroads Blvd intersection with SR-73 and SR-145 and said short stub. UDOT generally prefers to re-sign BGS's during construction.

And now, for [a project] completely different: I'm told by UDOT's Engineering Manager that signs have been ordered for US-189 in Wasatch County (in Region 3) for its portion of the concurrency with US-40. Summit County (in Region 2), which has the rest of the 40/189 concurrency and the I-80/US-189 concurrency, is "still working on it."

Plutonic Panda:
These seem like good projects. Damn there is a lot of nimbys and anti-sprawl people posting comments on that article.

sparker:

--- Quote from: Rover_0 on May 20, 2017, 07:42:14 PM ---I'm told by UDOT's Engineering Manager that signs have been ordered for US-189 in Wasatch County (in Region 3) for its portion of the concurrency with US-40. Summit County (in Region 2), which has the rest of the 40/189 concurrency and the I-80/US-189 concurrency, is "still working on it."

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I suppose this means that US 189 will remain multiplexed (and actually signed) with US 40 all the way to the I-80 interchange that marks the western end of US 40 rather than departing from the US 40 alignment and subsuming UT 32 via Kamas, the original US 189 alignment.  IIRC, several years ago (after the completion of I-80 in the region) US 189 was actually re-routed and signed for a while over the UT 32 alignment; it would seem that by utilizing this routing US 189's status as a separate designation would be enhanced as opposed to being perceived as simply a series of multiplexes in the area. 

Rover_0:

--- Quote from: roadguy2 on May 31, 2017, 11:43:32 PM ---
--- Quote from: Rover_0 on May 20, 2017, 07:42:14 PM ---I'm told by UDOT's Engineering Manager that signs have been ordered for US-189 in Wasatch County (in Region 3) for its portion of the concurrency with US-40.

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Unfortunately, as of today there is still an END 189 sign in Heber, and no 189 signs north of there. Hopefully UDOT gets going on that soon.


--- Quote from: sparker on May 21, 2017, 05:07:56 AM ---I suppose this means that US 189 will remain multiplexed (and actually signed) with US 40 all the way to the I-80 interchange that marks the western end of US 40 rather than departing from the US 40 alignment and subsuming UT 32 via Kamas, the original US 189 alignment.  IIRC, several years ago (after the completion of I-80 in the region) US 189 was actually re-routed and signed for a while over the UT 32 alignment; it would seem that by utilizing this routing US 189's status as a separate designation would be enhanced as opposed to being perceived as simply a series of multiplexes in the area. 

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So does this mean that there will just be an END 189 sign next to the current END 40 sign? That doesn't seem like much of an improvement over the current situation.

And I agree, 189 should just be signed over the full route of today's SR-32.

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These things take time...as someone with family in Kanab (and who regularly visits), I can attest that it took 3 years between the legislative restoration of US-89A (or decommissioning of SR-11) in 2008 and the posting of US-89A in Utah in 2011.

As far as "END US-189" being signed at END US-40, I don't see it happening. The I-80/US-189 concurrency is also entirely within Summit County (and hence Region 2). But I do agree with US-189 being (re-)re-routed along its old alignment (currently SR-32).

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