Midvalley Highway Construction Project Update – May 2021
Construction season is upon us, and the Midvalley Highway team is excited to get back to work on the project. With warming weather and encouraging settlement reports at the bridges, construction crews expect to be working in the area as early as this week.
As soon as May 12, crews will be performing shoulder work on S.R. 138 near Sheep Lane for approximately two days. While the impacts to traffic will be minimal, please watch for flaggers and use caution when traveling through the area.
Crews have been monitoring the settlement on the two bridges included in the project: I-80 on the north end and one mid-project. The numbers are in, and we’re estimating crews can begin removing surcharge in early June. Once the surcharge is removed crews can begin constructing the bridges on solid ground.
Because crews were able to complete significant work in 2020, including the new configuration of S.R. 138 at Parachute Lane, the project is on schedule to open lanes in Fall 2021. We will continue to provide updates as more detailed 2021 construction schedules are developed.
Midvalley Highway – Future Phases
This year, UDOT will also begin a re-evaluation process for Phases 2 and 3 of the Midvalley Highway project. Since some time has passed since final environmental approval of the whole project, the team will be re-evaluating the final preferred environmental alignment to see if potential updates could make a future alignment more responsive to land use and development changes while also reducing environmental impacts. We will share additional information about that effort as it moves forward.
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Other UDOT Tooele County Construction Projects
State Route 112 and 138 Renewed
UDOT is scheduled to begin two pavement renewal projects in the Tooele Valley this spring and summer.
The first project is located on S.R. 138 between Grantsville and S.R. 36. The second project is located on S.R. 112 between S.R. 138 and S.R. 36. Project work on S.R. 138 is expected to begin in early May and will include roadway resurfacing, asphalt repair and rumble strip removal between Grantsville Main Street and Mills Junction. Project work on S.R. 112 is expected to begin in early July and will include roadway resurfacing between S.R. 138 and S.R. 36. Work is expected to last through the summer.
Travelers, area residents and businesses can expect construction-related noise, dust and minor travel delays. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and use alternate routes during construction.
Planned Future Tooele Valley Projects
During the 2021 Legislative Session, funding was allocated to a number of transportation projects statewide. Tooele Valley projects funded with this allocation and planned for design and construction over the next 5-10 years include:
- A new eastbound I-80 auxiliary lane between Lake Point and S.R. 201(similar to the new lane completed last year in the same area in the westbound direction)
- New additional northbound and southbound lane on S.R. 36 between Mills Junction and I-80