What’s Happening on US-89
You may have seen the construction vehicles, and felt the delays. Work on the U.S. 89 project has begun, and you’ve probably been impacted by the changes.
We want to help you stay up-to-date on the latest information, and provide answers to your questions.
Fruit Heights residents can come to this site or UDOT for what to expect on our local streets, timelines, as well as the overall project.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN FRUIT HEIGHTS
• Beginning as early as May 5, 2020* through mid-June, Counctyr Way will be closed to traffic at 200 North/400 North. During ths time, crews will relocate several major utilitites under Country Way, including culinary water and sewer.
Traffic will be detoured to C0untry Lane and Charlais Drive. Utility service interuptions may occur when installation of the new lines is complete. We will provide advanced notice prior to any scheduled service interruptions.
Access to the Fruit Heights park and ride lot will be closed and bus service will be temporarilt interupted. The Antelope Drive park and ride is an alternative UTA access.
• Beginning in March, large trucks will be crossing 400 North to move dirt from the north side to the south side to start construction on the southbound U.S. 89 on-ramp. Flaggers will be stationed on 400 North to stop traffic so trucks can cross the road safely. Construction in this location is expected to last several weeks.
• Beginning in March, traffic on Mountain Road will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals installed near Terrance Drive and Mountain Road/400 North intersection. It is anticipated this traffic change will last for a period of 4 days while crews work to install some valves in a culinary distribution line that provides water to Fruit Heights Residents.
• Beginning in April, traffic from 400 North to Oakmont Drive will be limited traffic as crews work to install and relocate underground utilities that will be affected by the HWY-89 project. Because of the construction work, this section of Mountain Road will have delays and temporary road closures. However. residents who live on Mountain Road will be able to access their homes during this period, but your travels should be planned out to avoid any inconvenience.
Residents living on 650 North and Oakmont will also experience changing travel conditions with Road Closures and One Way road closures. Residents living in these areas will be contacted by UDOT prior to any road closures.
Finally, for the public’s safety, UDOT is asking that people stop walking and riding through the construction areas as there is a lot of work that is occurring. With all the heavy equipment and construction vehicles, it is difficult to see people walking or riding bikes. UDOT is worried about an accident and need your help in obeying all construction signs and road closures. Please be respectful of the heavy equipment and the work that is occurring along the HWY-89 corridor.
• Utility Interruptions - Residents should expect intermittent utility interruptions (i.e. water, power, phone, etc.) during the next several months. As the City is made aware of scheduled disruptions, information will be disseminated to you through the City’s social media accounts and website.
The U.S. 89 project will improve safety and mobility by widening U.S. 89 to three lanes in each direction, and by adding bridges over U.S. 89 with on/off-ramps at 200 North/400 North, Oak Hills Drive, Gordon Avenue and Antelope Drive. Additional bridges will be built over U.S. 89 at Nicholls Road and Crestwood Road. Some sections of new frontage road will be constructed to improve access to existing frontage roads and local streets. This will help local traffic access the new interchanges and crossings efficiently. The frontage road system will also function as a signed bicycle route.