The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is asking motorists to be patient and plan ahead if you spend any time driving on 400 North from Main Street to Canyon Road this summer.
Beginning on June 24, and continuing through August, construction crews will be working day and night in an effort to improve that portion of US-89.
The construction project includes repaving, installation of a new guardrail, and upgrading pedestrian ramps to current American’s with Disability Act (ADA) standards in various locations.
“There will be congestion during certain times, so we want people to be patient,” said UDOT Communications Manager Vic Saunders.
Nighttime construction will occur between the hours of 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday evening though Friday morning. “It’s essential,” according to Saunders, “because we have such busy traffic throughout the daytime hours.”
Daytime work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. “This will help us ensure that we get this project done as quickly as we can,” he said.
There will be no on-street parking allowed along 400 North during construction. Vehicles parked on the street will be towed at the owner’s expense.
“The best thing to do is plan your trip in advance and use alternate routes,” advised Saunders. “There are many east/west routes that can take people up to the Island area. Lots of east/west routes north of US-89 and 400 North that can take people up on campus.”
UDOT has established a public involvement team for this project. For questions and information about the project, call 800-292-3557 or email email@example.com.