KSL TRAFFIC

UDOT putting finishing touches on West Davis Highway ahead of weekend opening

Jan 3, 2024, 12:00 PM | Updated: 12:15 pm

The West Davis Corridor, which connects western Davis County communities with a viable alternative ...

The West Davis Corridor, which connects western Davis County communities with a viable alternative to I-15, is pictured on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 in Syracuse. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation said there isn’t much left to do along the West Davis Highway ahead of its grand opening this weekend.

UDOT Spokesperson Mitch Shaw told KSL NewsRadio all that’s left to do is some cosmetic work and landscaping. That work might cause some scattered lane closures after it opens. Other than the final inspections, Shaw said the road and trail system are ready to go.

Background

Shaw said there have been talks of building a highway that runs through western Davis County for decades. After years of study and planning, UDOT began construction on the West Davis Highway in May 2021.

UDOT originally estimated they’d have the project done by the summer of 2024. However, everything lined up to finish almost six months early. 

Shaw said it’s their biggest undertaking in more than a decade with an estimated price tag of $750 million.

The 16-mile highway is a four-lane divided highway, two lanes on each side, which is very similar to Legacy Parkway, which it also has a connecting ramp to.

The highway runs from I-15 on the Centerville/Farmington border to SR-193 in West Point. There are exits at 950 North in Farmington, 200 North in Kaysville, 2700 West in Layton, 2000 West in Syracuse and Antelope Drive in Syracuse.

The project also includes 10 miles of new trails that connect the Emigration and Legacy Parkway Trail systems.

The impact of the new highway

Shaw said the project has two big impacts. First, it redirects drivers away from I-15, easing some of the congestion. Second, it provides people living in western Davis County a more direct line to where they live, versus battling surface street traffic from their I-15 exit.

For example, if someone from Salt Lake City wants to go to Antelope Island State Park, they can now take a straight line of freeways all the way to Antelope Drive in Syracuse, rather than having to get off on that same road several miles to the east.

The new highway, which will from now on be known as SR-177, is set to open to traffic on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. following a fun run and a ceremony.

Related: 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

KSL Traffic

UDOT repaving State street...

Sam Herrera

Expect closures as UDOT repaves State Street in Salt Lake

The Utah Department of Transportation is set to repave State Street soon. UDOT says delays should be expected during the project.

1 day ago

Legacy Parkway in Davis County. UDOT will start repaving the road Monday night....

Heather Kelly

UDOT repaving Legacy Parkway, traffic down to one lane overnight

UDOT anticipates the construction of Legacy Parkway will start at 6 p.m. every night and end before the morning commute at around 5 a.m.

3 days ago

Hurricane brush fire (Hurricane Fire & Rescue)...

Diana Jones

Hurricane brush fire quickly put out

Just before 10:00am Saturday morning Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to a brush fire on I-15. 

4 days ago

Vechical crash in Eagle mountain Friday afternoon. (anonyomous)...

Diana Jones

Car crash in Eagle Mountain

Wednesday evening there was a car crash in Eagle Mountain on Highway 73 just west of the Maverick on Ranches Parkway, involving 2 cars. 

5 days ago

A crash on I-15 in West Valley has left one person dead....

Kennedy Camarena

West Valley crash on I-215 leaves 48-year-old dead

One person died after a crash occurred on I-215 in West Valley on Friday. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

5 days ago

I-215 near 3100 South with three southbound lanes closed down due to a fatal crash on Friday aftern...

MICHAEL HOUCK

UHP: One killed in two vehicle crash on I-215, several lanes closed for hours

One person is dead after a car crash on Interstate 215 near 3100 South on Friday afternoon.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...

Comcast

Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

UDOT putting finishing touches on West Davis Highway ahead of weekend opening