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 in mid-March, and lasting through mid-April, Country Road will be closed from 400 North south to the south entrance/exit of the UTA Park and Ride. Residents living in the area will access this area by way of Country Lane. The purpose of this road closure is to install utilities in Country Way that are affected by the lowering of U.S. 89 at 400 North.
• 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 mid-April through mid-May, Country Way will be reopened from 400 North south to the north entrance/exit of the UTA Park and Ride. However, Country Road will be closed from the south entrance/exit of the parking lot south to Charlais Drive. Residents living in this area will continue using Country Lane.
• Starting in June, North Mountain Road from Terrace Drive north to 400 North will be closed. The purpose for this closure is to relocate several utilities that are currently in Mountain Road, and install new utilities that are necessary due to the construction of the 400 North interchange. It is anticipated North Mountain Road will remain closed for an extended period of time. Residents living in this area will be able to use Carrie Drive and Green Road to access northbound U.S. 89. To access southbound U.S. 89, residents will use Nicholls Road or Main Street.
• 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.