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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Work is now fully underway to give the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley a new road.
Orange cones and signs now mark the path for the new Mountain View Corridor in Herriman and Riverton. The Corridor is a planned freeway, transit and trail system in western Salt Lake and northwestern Utah counties, servicing 13 municipalities in the project area.
Major construction on the Mountain View Corridor began in summer 2010 on a 15-mile segment from 5400 South to approximately 16000 South.
In Utah County, work began in February on the three-mile construction area on 2100 North from Redwood Road to Interstate 15. About 35 percent of that segment is already complete.
Utah Department of Transportation Project Manager Teri Newell says they're keeping residents informed on the progress.
"We've put some information out to the residents to let them know that the project is coming, and then we have lots of ways for them to get information from us, from our website and e-mail updates," Newell said.
The corridor is being built in phases and the goal is to have it stretch from Utah County and connect to Interstate 80 in Salt Lake City.
The project will be built in phases designed to balance transportation needs with available funds.