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Bluff Street Construction Update

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, April 23 - Friday, April 27 

Night Work:

None scheduled

Road Closure & Impacts:

None scheduled

Thank you for slowing down and allowing others to merge! Speed limits throughout the construction corridor have been lowered to 30 mph.

Schedule:

We will start forming and pouring new curb and gutter this week beginning at Airport Road and Bluff Street. Our goal is to have this finished up to 500 North by mid-May. We are planning to begin asphalt paving on the new lanes after the curbing is completed. We remind everyone not to disturb this new concrete. The area will be monitored with cameras and extra personnel. 

Crews will continue to create the new Pedestrian Tunnel at the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard. Heavy, water barriers have been placed at the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard to protect the public and create a safe work space. The tunnel is being built in three sections with the first phase starting on the West.

Excavation crews are working to place and grade new roadbase from Airport Road to 500 North. This work will build the base and prepare the area for new asphalt by the end of May.

With the increase in wind the past week our water team has been busier than ever. The team is constantly applying water to keep down the dust and improve compaction where needed. 

Thank you for slowing down and allowing others to merge! Speed limits throughout the construction corridor have been lowered to 30 mph.

Crews continue to lay the new 8" waterline along the entire project and are currently, working in the 700 North block. The line will continue up to Sunset Boulevard where it will tie into the existing water lines. 

Installation of the 36" storm drain is progressing well. Crews are working in the 600 North block along Bluff Street. This is a deep trench with big equipment performing this work. The new storm drain will keep the road clear of water during times of heavy rain which the area receives. There is about 5000 linear feet (lf) of storm drain to be installed along the corridor.

The third layer of the Soil Nail Wall is finished. Crews will begin the final decorative treatment sometime this week. Expert craftsmen will work to create an aesthetically pleasing wall which will blend with the existing soil. Long, steel soil nails have been drilled into the rock face of the slope to stabilize the area and prevent future erosion.   

Another slope protecting wall is under construction just south of the Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard intersection on the West side of Bluff Street. This area has been fortified with steel rods and mesh which has been pneumatically sprayed with shotcrete, a concrete mixture. Teams are working on the third phase of this wall. These measures will protect the area from future slope erosion.  
 
New signal and lighting foundations continue to be formed and poured. The whole corridor will get a new Advanced Traffic Management System which will help with traffic flow and safety. There will also be additional lighting along the corridor to increase visibility and safety. 

Operators working on heavy equipment continue to place material to create the new alignment for the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard.  The new roadway is elevated about seven feet from the existing elevation. The new alignment shifts the intersection to the Southwest. (Visit our our website udot.utah.gov/bluffstreet and click on the 'Map/Schedule' tab for a detailed view.) 

The new 18" waterline around the Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street Intersection is finished. The trenches used to lay this new line were paved, and all metal plates have been removed.

The new sewer line is finished!

When the project is completed all utilities in the area will be state-of-the-art and are expected to last 30 to 40 years. 

Pedestrians can access the Bluff Street Corridor area by using the trail on the East side of Bluff Street. This area is ADA compliant with ramps installed at the intersections. 

Grading, excavation and water crews are working to maintain driveway and road accesses. Rock and roadbase has been added to several of the approaches to help with dust and mud when it rains. With the amount of traffic traveling and accessing properties along the corridor these crews are constantly busy.

Driver-Friendly Corridor:

Traffic measures along the corridor are designed to guide the traveling public into businesses and onto surface streets. There are Flat Panel Barricades along the entire West side of Bluff Street next to construction. Drivers should never turn between these barricades. When drivers see the Orange Barrel Barricades these will always mark an entrance to a business or access to a surface street. In addition,  'Business Access' signs are displayed for more clarity. 

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

Representation of Bluff Street upon completion. 

Travel Advisory:

Thank you for being patient and courteous. Speed has become an issue through the corridor. We implore you to slow down. This is an involved project but together we can make it a successful one. 

Obey all traffic control, be courteous, be patient, and exhibit civility to fellow drivers and our crews.  Safety is our #1 priority.

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.