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January 21, 2018

Bluff Street Construction Update

Construction has begun on the Bluff Street Corridor Project. We invite everyone to visit our booth at the Dixie Transportation Expo on Tuesday, February 13 at the Dixie Center. Planners, engineers and UDOT personnel will be available to answer questions and provide information. 

We remind the public all businesses along the corridor are open and accessible during construction. We encourage you to continue to patronize these businesses, be courteous to other drivers allowing them to merge into mainline traffic and be patient as you travel the corridor.  

This project is a four-fold undertaking and includes:

  • Upgrading and improving all utilities which are buried in the current roadway including storm drain, culinary water, sewer, fiber optics, gas, electrical and an upgraded Advanced Traffic Management System.

  • Increasing capacity by adding an additional northbound and southbound lane from 100 South to 1250 North through this heavily traveled section of roadway.

  • Reconfiguring the intersection at Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street to improve safety, traffic flow and handle projected traffic increases.

  • Adding a dedicated right turn lane from westbound St George Boulevard to northbound Bluff Street which will improve safety and mobility.

Current Project Schedule:

Monday - Friday, January 22-29:

All mainline traffic has been switched to the East side of Bluff Street from 100 South to Sunset Boulevard. There is one lane going North, one lane going South with a center turn lane from Sunset Boulevard to 100 South. Curb, gutter,  sidewalk and park strip landscaping have been removed in preparation for the installation of the new utilities.

Crews will begin excavating trenches six to eight feet deep to start the process of installing a new storm drain system and gas line relocation at 100 South and moving North. There will be a lot of work going on below ground as we start installing the first of eight new utilities. All access to businesses and roadways will be maintained during this process with limited interruptions.

At the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street we have removed the 'free right' turn from Eastbound Sunset onto Southbound Bluff Street. Turning traffic stops at the intersection. In addition, the 'free right' turn from Southbound Bluff Street to Westbound Sunset Boulevard has been removed with traffic stopping there as well.  Crews have cut the asphalt in the area to facilitate access and begin the work of the new water line. Due to the increase in water usage during warmer months work to replace this line must be completed by April 1.

Thank you for being patient and courteous. Our team has observed drivers slowing down, allowing others to merge into and off of mainline traffic and general good driving throughout the corridor. This is an involved project, but together we can make it a successful one.

Please continue to be vigilant when traveling through the corridor. Slow down, obey all traffic control measures, be courteous, be patient, and exhibit civility to fellow drivers and our crews. Safety is our #1 priority. 

All businesses are open during construction and would appreciate your patronage.

We invite you to review this website thoroughly, as it contains a lot of valuable information which will help you stay informed prior to and during construction.

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The Bluff Street Corridor Project is an integrated improvement enhancing the way citizens connect and use the Bluff Street Corridor whether by auto, public transit, cycling or walking.