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BLUFF STREET UPDATE
October 17-October 24

Work Schedule

Paving operations have ramped up with crews working nightly to avoid traffic delays, closed accesses and side streets, and other necessary inconveniences during daylight hours. 
  • Daytime paving is scheduled six days a week, for the next week. Alternating side street closures (every other one in sequence) may take place as construction continues. Please Note: No parking is allowed on side streets during paving operations. 
     
  • The Sunset Drive intersection is closed to accommodate roadway activities in the area.
     
  • Striping, signal light work, sidewalk installation, sign installation, and trail work continues throughout the project.
     
  • The final layer of paving is scheduled to begin October 22, and will continue through October. Expect traffic shifts as crews begin placing the final driving surface throughout the project. Pavement markings will also be placed beginning shortly after the final surface is complete.
     
  • Night and weekend paving will continue through October until all paving is complete (9 p.m. - 6 a.m.), and may include Sundays. There will be nightly street closures during paving operations. Please allow a little extra time if traveling through the project in the evening/nighttime hours. During paving and other operations, the signals may not be perfectly aligned with the travel lanes. Please stay aware and be alert as you enter any controlled intersections within the project.
     
  • Installation of curb, gutter, sidewalks, etc. will continue this week at various locations throughout the project. 
     
  • The pedestrian tunnel remains closed and under construction. 
     
  • Landscaping work will continue throughout the project through the end of November.
  • Water connections to properties on the east side of Bluff Street are continuing from 500 North to 900 North. The trenching requires a short closure of accesses while the work is being performed. All stakeholders will be notified as to when they could be impacted.
     
  • Crews have removed asphalt and old base materials at Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard and are constructing the grade that will complete the northwest portion of the intersection.

Construction is weather sensitive, especially during paving. The above schedule is also subject to change due to equipment, material, and other unforeseen circumstances. 


TRAVEL ADVISORY  

The speed limit has been reduced to 30 MPH through the construction zone. Thank you for slowing down and keeping workers safe.
 
There are several traffic cameras along the corridor the public can access at any time. Click here for an up-to-the-minute look at project progress and traffic conditions.

ALL BUSINESSES OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
To access businesses on the east side of Bluff Street, choosing a side street access is recommended, as most businesses on the east side have rear or side entrances as well as access from Bluff Street. The intersection of 500 North and Bluff street is closed as crews tie in to the new storm drain system. Please access businesses from 500 North or Bluff Street.


PROJECT OVERVIEW
This project is a four-fold undertaking and includes:

  • Upgrading and improving all utilities 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.
  • Re-configuring the intersection at Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street to improve traffic flow and increase safety.
  • Adding a dedicated right turn lane from westbound St. George Boulevard to northbound Bluff Street which will improve safety and mobility.
Project completion anticipated for late Fall 2018.
Below: Typical cross-section of Bluff Street upon completion.


Bluff Street is an integrated improvement to enhance the way citizens connect, whether by auto, public transit, cycling, or walking..