What you need to know:
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has embarked on a significant infrastructure project that will transform the 5600 South (SR-97) interchange on I-15, bringing much-needed improvements to enhance traffic flow, reduce congestion, and improve safety and mobility in the cities of Roy and Riverdale. As we dive into this project, it’s essential for commuters and residents to stay informed about the ongoing activities, construction schedules, and what to expect as they navigate this construction zone.
Access and Travel Routes:
As the project progresses, it’s crucial to be aware of the access points and travel routes available to you during the construction phase. Drivers heading north on I-15, those using Riverdale Road, and those accessing Freeway Park Drive will need to rely on updated signage and follow new traffic patterns. However, please note left turns to and from Freeway Park Drive will remain closed throughout this phase, and this arrangement will be in effect through the summer of 2024.
Recent Demolition and Reconstruction:
Crews recently demolished the east side of the I-15 Northbound overpass to accommodate the construction of a new bridge, a vital part of the project. This demolition marks an important milestone in the ongoing transformation of the interchange.
What to Expect During Construction:
To ensure the success of this project, UDOT will implement various construction activities, including:
- Daytime and nighttime work
- Nighttime work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Weekend work
- Heavy equipment, support vehicles, and crew members on-site
- Noise, vibrations, and nighttime lighting
- Lane shifts and alternate routes
Please keep in mind that construction schedules may be subject to change due to weather conditions, utility, material, and equipment delays. It’s advisable to stay informed about the latest updates.
Stay Informed with the UDOT Traffic App:
For your convenience and safety, UDOT provides the UDOT Traffic app, available for both iPhone and Android devices. This app offers valuable information, including:
- Emergency and incident notifications
- Construction alerts
- Anticipated delays and lane closures
- Road conditions
- Travelwise alerts
- A zoomable, scrollable map-based display
This app is an invaluable tool for commuters and travelers in the State of Utah, helping you plan your routes and stay updated on road conditions and traffic incidents.
Ongoing Activities & Area Projects:
For comprehensive information on ongoing activities and projects throughout the corridor, visit the UDOT website at udotinput.utah.gov/5600south. This resource will keep you informed about all the developments and projects that may affect your commute.
As UDOT advances the 5600 South (SR-97) interchange reconstruction and widening project, it’s important for residents and commuters to be aware of the construction schedules, potential disruptions, and available resources to make their journeys smoother. By staying informed through the UDOT Traffic app and keeping an eye on updates from UDOT’s website, you can navigate this transformation with greater ease and minimal inconvenience. Remember, this project is a step toward a better and safer transportation infrastructure for the community, so your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.