May 2018 Road Projects Update

May 2018 Road Projects Update
Posted on 05/01/2018

Three major road improvement projects are coming during the spring, summer and early autumn that will significantly impact travel in and around Cottonwood Heights.

We ask for patience and assistance to allow these much-needed projects to move forward so that we can accommodate the needs of our residents, visitors and business owners. These projects are being performed in partnership with other stakeholders, including UDOT, Rocky Mountain Power, Salt Lake City Public Utilities and others.

Here are the updated projects that will affect traffic in the coming months:

Highland Drive/Fort Union Boulevard Intersection Expansion

This expansion will add an extra left turn lane in all four directions (two left turning lanes, instead of one). During 2016 and 2017, the city purchased property and moved large metal power poles and other utilities away from the streets to make way for some intersection widening.

The project is expected to begin in late August and will last from six to eight weeks.

2700 East Resurfacing

This project involved complete reconstruction of the road directly in front of Butler Elementary and Butler Middle School, along with a complete overlay on the rest of the street. The project includes the entire street between Fort Union Boulevard and Bengal Boulevard.

The project will begin as soon as school ends in June and will be completed before Butlerville Days on July 24.

Fort Union Boulevard Resurfacing

This is actually two projects that will involve resurfacing of the street from 1300 East, all the way to Racquet Club Drive near Wasatch Drive.

The road will be resurfaced with a chip-seal layer from 1300 East to 3000 East.

From 3000 East to Racquet Club Drive, Salt Lake City will repair the damage done from new water and sewage lines that were installed in 2016 and 2017. Both projects will begin in early to mid-summer and are expected to last from 6 to 8 weeks each. We do not anticipate that both projects will overlap.

The estimated time frames and duration of all projects are subject to change. Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we improve transportation in Cottonwood Heights.