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I-80 Truck Lane and Wildlife Improvements

Project Updates
July 19, 2017

UDOT’s coordination with Summit County staff and elected officials is ongoing regarding the matter of noise abatement on I-80.

After an initial meeting together this week, UDOT will evaluate other ideas proposed by the county, including concepts involving berms. The concepts will be evaluated for effectiveness and constructability in an effort to find a solution that balances project requirements with public input and concerns on both sides of the issue.

We are committed to continuing our collaboration with county officials and to providing updates, including balloting information as it is determined, to local residents as the evaluation process progresses over the coming weeks. Send an email to renovatei80@utah.gov to sign up for email updates.

Information shared during previous public meetings can be found under “Project Documentation” below.

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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