SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City will undergo eight road construction projects in 2018 that will cost a total of $5 million, according to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski.
“As Salt Lake City continues to grow, it is important we keep investing in preserving and improving our road network to adapt to this growth and accommodate anticipated travel demands,” Biskupski said in an emailed statement. “Robust infrastructure is one of the aspects needed to maintain the high quality of life our residents expect.”
Four of the projects will focus on preserving the pavement with new layers of asphalt to seal the surfaces and prolong the roads’ lifespans. The remaining four are road reconstruction projects.
Pavement preservation projects:
- 1200 East - from 600 South to 800 South: This project is scheduled for the summer of 2018 and is estimated to cost $500,000. Crews will install a raised median and resurface the road to prolong its longevity.
- 1500 East - from 900 South to 1300 South
- 1700 South - from 1700 East to 1900 East
- 2100 East - from 1700 South to Parkway Avenue
Road reconstruction projects
- Genesee Avenue - from 900 West to 1000 West
- Simpson Avenue - from Wyoming Street to Broadmoor Street
- Wilmington Avenue - from 2000 East to 2100 East
- Gladiola Street - from 500 South to 900 South: This project is scheduled from June to November 2018 and is estimated to cost $3 million. Crews will reconstruct the road segment with new concrete pavement that’s built to last about 50 years and to withstand heavy trucks that travel through the industrial district.
Not all of the projects are scheduled yet. Check Salt Lake City’s website here to find updated timelines and costs.
“These projects will help us maintain a road network that is safe and sound for years to come,” city engineer Matt Cassel said in an emailed statement. “While we realize construction delays and detours will be an inconvenience for travelers, we are committed to working safely and expediently to get in, get out and stay out once we get the job done.”