Starting in October 2021, work began to upgrade the 3000 East corridor. Improvements will include intersection expansions, widening roads, adding curb, gutter and sidewalk and improving Active Transportation. The six-phase plan is estimated to take up to two years to complete.
Phase 1: Crews continue to prepare for the installation of the new Storm Drain System which connects in the center of 1140 South with the new extension running South to 1580 South. Large dirt moving scrapers are on-site and material is being removed and relocated to create space. The area is an active construction zone and only authorized personnel are allowed.This project will be completed around the first of May 2022.
NOTICE: Starting Monday, December 13, 1140 South will be closed from 3000 East to just west of the church property. Crews will be installing a large catch basin for the new Storm Drain System in the center of the road. This closure is estimated to last until the end mid-January 2022.
Phase 2: This week, work will begin on Mall Drive from just south of the Maverik to the Virgin River Bridge. Heavy equipment will begin to prepare the area for improvements. The shoulder of southbound Mall Drive is closed with traffic control devices in place. This allows adequate space for crews to safely work.
Upgrades to Mall Drive start at Riverside Drive and continue to 2780 East. The concrete team has formed and poured a new sidewalk on the northside of Mall Drive between the bridge and 2780 East.
Phase 3: Construction is occurring from 1140 South to Mall Drive on the East side of 3000 East. New utility lines are being installed with additional improvements for the widening of 3000 East.Upgrades have begun on the southwest corner of Merrill Road and 3000 East. The shoulder of the road in this area is closed, and traffic is moving safely through the intersection.
Crews are also improving 1140 South by adding curb, gutter and sidewalk on the northside from 3000 East to the church. A new lane of asphalt pavement has been placed on the southside of 1140 South in this area.
In general, work is being performed in these areas from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. These phases are continuing on schedule.
Heavy equipment is present in each of these areas with dump trucks utilizing the shoulders of roads to load or unload material.
Motorists can expect changing traffic patterns, lane restrictions and some night work when necessary. To maintain a safe environment, motorists are asked to
Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Obey posted speed limits,
- Stay in the designated lane of travel and
- Follow all traffic control.
Public Information Contact: Lisa Beck
Phasing Schedule 2021 - 2023*
Phase 1 - November 2021 to May 2022 - delayed until mid-November due storm drain pipe shortage
Phase 2 - October 2021 to December 2021
Phase 3 - October 2021 to December 2021
Phase 4 - Begin Winter 2022
Phase 5 - Begin Summer 2022
Phase 6 - Begin Winter 2022/2023
*Schedule is subject to change due to funding, weather, supply chain disruptions and other unforeseen circumstances.