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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)says it's responding to the will of the people by shutting down an intersection for two weeks.
The choice: either eight weeks of traffic down to one lane or the whole thing shut down for about two weeks. UDOT conducted an online survey and random telephone polling to get input from area residents, businesses, and commuters before the closure.
Renee Foster says she'll take the quicker option. "It's not 78th coming down State Street, it's 78th going east. So that's great, get it over with."
In fact, UDOT says 93 percent of residents said get it done quickly, even though this closure has a larger impact.
Crews are widening State Street underneath the TRAX bridge replacement project above. That project should be completed in early 2009.
The intersection will be closed to complete storm drain, gutter, and sidewalk preparation.
There will be no access to or from 7800 South to State Street in either direction. Northbound and southbound traffic on State Street will not be impacted. Suggested detour routes are 8000 South to 700 East or 7200 South to 900 East.