Welcome to Mountain View Corridor
The Mountain View Corridor (MVC) is a planned freeway in western Salt Lake County and northwestern Utah County, servicing 13 municipalities.
What is the current status of Mountain View Corridor?
UDOT continues to prepare for the next phase of construction for the Mountain View Corridor. Rocky Mountain Power and Kern River relocated major transmission lines from 4700 South to 3500 South. The Hillside Elementary playground was reconfigured and a 2-million gallon water tank was relocated in preparation for future phases of Mountain View Corridor construction.
UDOT is continuing to acquire properties in the future construction area. Funding has been allocated to extend Mountain View Corridor from 5400 South to 4100 South. UDOT is using the design-build construction method for the next construction phase. After a Request for Proposals (RFP) is released and a contractor is selected, major construction of the next phase of the Mountain View Corridor is projected to begin in 2016.
Future funding is needed to extend MVC from 4100 South to SR-201.
What is constructed in Salt Lake County?
During initial construction of MVC in Salt Lake County, UDOT built two lanes in each direction from Redwood Road (at approximately 16000 South) to 5400 South (between 4700 West to 6400 West). Initial construction includes frontage roads in each direction from 16000 South to Old Bingham Highway with signalized intersections, bike lanes and trails. North of Old Bingham Highway, UDOT built the outside lanes of the future freeway in each direction and the future on and off ramps. A biking and walking trail runs adjacent to the entire corridor.
At Redwood Road and Porter Rockwell Blvd. at approximately 16000 South, a new radar activated bike turn signal was installed to address the high volume of vehicle and bike traffic in the area.
What is constructed in Utah County?
In Utah County, a three-mile frontage road system was built from Redwood Road to I-15 on 2100 North in Lehi. The frontage road system consists of two lanes in each direction with signalized intersections where MVC crosses local roads. Land is preserved in the middle for future expansion. Initial construction began in February 2010 and was completed in fall 2011, opening to traffic on September 24, 2011.
Does MVC include bike lanes or trails?
Mountain View Corridor features 15 miles of biking and walking trails that run the entire length of the current roadway in Salt Lake County, with nine miles of striped bike lanes from Redwood Road at approximately 16000 South to Old Bingham Highway. In the future, the bike lanes will remain in place because that section of roadway will become the frontage road for the future freeway. Bike lanes cannot be constructed north of Old Bingham Highway because that section of roadway was built to function as outside lanes for the future freeway.
What are the utility relocations taking place as part of MVC?
MVC is preparing utilities now for future road construction. In Salt Lake County, MVC has acquired property as part of a coordinated effort with utility companies to relocate existing power lines and to construct new lines within the MVC utility corridor.
Utility relocations are currently taking place from 4700 South to 3500 South. Future utility relocations will take place from 2900 South to SR-201.
What are the long-term plans for the MVC?
The MVC team will use a phased construction approach designed to balance transportation needs with available funds. Future construction will build out the remainder of the corridor. Full build-out will enhance initial construction by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway. This phased approach is part of the overall MVC plan to address short-term regional transportation needs while providing a long-term solution for the future.
To meet projected transportation demands in the year 2030, MVC will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake to SR-73. The full freeway will connect with Interstate 80 at 5800 West in Salt Lake City in the north and Interstate 15 at 2100 North in Lehi in the south. The transit component of the project is a high-capacity service line on 5600 West in Salt Lake County that connects with both the planned Airport Extension at the International Center and Mid-Jordan Line in South Jordan. A trail and sidewalk system will also be built adjacent to MVC, providing 21 miles of trails through Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
Funding has been allocated to extend the Mountain View Corridor from 5400 South to 4100 South in the next few years.