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(KSL News) The Legacy Parkway is officially halfway finished. Construction crews and Gov. Huntsman showed up today to celebrate the halfway mark.
UDOT said construction teams are on schedule with the 14-mile stretch of roadway. The parkway will be four lanes going from North Salt Lake to Farmington.
And that's good news for commuters. "When you consider 30 percent of the traffic is going to be taken off of I-15 and used by Legacy Highway, and then you add on top of that commuter rail, that is pretty significant when you've got one third of commuters choosing a another option. That's good news for commuters," Huntsman said.
Construction crews have been working 12-hour shifts, six-day work weeks and frequent late night shifts to get the job done.
The project began in December 2006 and is expected to be completed by fall of next year.