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I-80 Truck Lane and Wildlife Improvements

UDOT has completed noise balloting for the I-80 Westbound Truck Lane and Wildlife Improvements project. One hundred percent of ballots were returned, with 93 percent in favor of constructing a noise barrier. These results surpassed UDOT’s Noise Abatement Policy requirements for construction, and the barrier will be built as part of the larger freeway project in the summer of 2018. The barrier is currently designed as a 7- to 17-foot high wall on top of a variable height berm.

For more information, please see the Noise Balloting Report and Noise Analysis Summary.

Project Overview

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will add a truck lane on westbound I-80 from Jeremy Ranch to Parleys Summit. In addition, both directions of I-80 from Lambs Canyon to west of Kimball Junction will be repaved – approximately seven miles.
In coordination with this project, UDOT is developing a long-term solution for the area’s wildlife mitigation concerns. In the fall of 2016, maintenance crews installed one mile of wildlife fencing on westbound I-80 near Jeremy Ranch. UDOT is evaluating and planning for additional improvements including a proposed wildlife bridge and additional fencing in both directions between Jeremy Ranch and Parleys Summit.

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Timeline

Below is UDOT's estimated timeline for the project.

PROJECT KICK-OFF

September 2016

One mile of wildlife fencing *

October 2016

Design/Environmental Analysis

Late 2016 to Summer 2017

DESIGN REVIEW

Summer 2017

Project Advertisement

September 2017

CONSTRUCTION

Spring 2018

The schedule has been revised throughout the course of this project. This timeline reflects the most current plan.
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