LOGAN – Beginning Monday morning, the stretch of 2500 North, also known as Airport Road that runs from 1000 West to the Logan city boundary, will be completely shut down for about two weeks.
Crews will be resurfacing the road (about a mile-and-a-half in length) after years of wear and tear have made it “pretty rough,” according to Logan City’s Public Works Director Paul Lindhardt.
A full closure is the best way to ensure the safety of both those using and working on the roadway, said Lindhardt.
“This road is quite narrow and so to get heavy construction equipment and keep a lane open, we didn’t feel it was the safest scenario. We can get the construction done much quicker if we close the entire road rather than keep one lane and have flaggers. We want them to get it done much quicker and not stretch it out,” he said.
Drivers will be detoured on State Route 30 (200 North) via 3200 West and 1000 West.
The public is being encouraged to plan ahead if they are driving in the area and be patient.
“We recognize this road is heavily used,” said Lindhardt. “As we’ve talked to people, we got the feeling they would rather it be closed for a shorter time than stretch it out.”
One of those people is Jay Ricks, co-owner of Darrell’s Appliance in Benson.
“We’re really glad they’re doing it,” said Ricks. “The benefits will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience.”
The city is not closing access to Darrell’s or any businesses affected by construction, according to Lindhardt.
Updates and detour routes will be posted on the city’s Facebook page.