The West Davis Highway is set to finish early
Sep 20, 2023, 6:30 PM | Updated: 9:12 pm
(Utah Department of Transportation)
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation construction crews have been working hard for more than two years on a new stretch of highway in West Davis County.
That hard work is paying off as UDOT now anticipates that the highway will be finished well ahead of schedule and that the roads may be able to be used before the new year, which could potentially mean reduced delays this holiday season.
“We’ve been saying that we hope to have the project finished in 2024, but I think that with all the progress that we’ve been making, the new, adjusted goal here is by the end of his year,” said UDOT’s Director of Public Relations John Gleason.
This would put the new West Davis Highway opening almost six months earlier than predicted.
Gleason told KSL NewsRadio that what is impressive about this project finishing early is that even with supply chain shortages and a very snowy winter, the crews are still ahead of schedule.
How will the West Davis Highway help Utah?
Gleason says the road will take a lot of pressure off the I-15 corridor in Davis County. When the project started in May of 2021, UDOT said this new highway could reduce delays by more than 30 percent on local roads west of I-15.
The Highway will be a 16-mile stretch between West Point and the Legacy Parkway I-15 Junction in Farmington.
One of UDOT’s biggest construction projects will include 10 miles of walking and biking trails.