Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this project needed?
What is the expected timetable for the project? How long will construction take?
What can I expect during construction of the project?
Will the new alignment replace 200 South?
Are noise walls being included as part of this project?
Are any relocations of businesses or residents required?
Will business access be preserved during construction?
What will be the purpose of the bridge? Will access to nearby businesses be maintained?
Will I still have access to the UTA Trail? Will there be a footbridge to cross the new road?
Will this project include bike lanes?
Will this project affect the O. Wayne and Euvola M. Thornock Memorial Park?
Will emergency vehicles have sufficient access to homes on 200 South with the cul-de-sacs?
How will the project affect traffic to/from the Freeport Center?
Will there be stop lights on the new road? Where will they be located?
What will the speed limit be on the new road?
Why do you have to dig down so far to build the road?

Why is this project needed?

Projected population and employment growth in the region are anticipated to increase traffic demand. Nearby major east-west transportation routes in the area are limited to Antelope Drive and 300 North.

The purpose of the proposed action is to improve east-west regional and local mobility and to accommodate existing and future travel demand.

What is the expected timetable for the project?  How long will construction take?

Project Schedule:  This project is expected to be undertaken according to the following schedule:

  • Summer through Fall 2012: Utility relocations are underway. These relocations are not expected to have a significant impact on local traffic.
  • Fall 2012: Bids will be accepted and a contractor hired to construct this project.
  • Winter 2012 through Summer 2014: Project construction will occur.  It is believed this project will take approximately 15 months to complete.

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 What can I expect during construction of the project?

During construction local residents and businesses can expect the following:

  •  Access to businesses and residential neighborhoods will be maintained.
  • Any required utility shut-offs will be preceded by advance notification to affected stakeholders.
  • Irrigation systems will be maintained.
  • There will be some temporary road closures during construction. These will be preceded by advance notification to affected stakeholders.
  • 700 South will be closed for up to 10 months.  A detour will be provided during this closure.

Will the new alignment replace 200 South?


No, 200 South will continue to serve as a residential access road, with some connectivity to SR-193.(top)

Are noise walls being included as part of this project?

Yes, a noise wall will be built adjacent to 200 South, from 2000 West to 1000 West, to minimize noise impacts from the new roadway to local residents.  Additionally, a privacy fence will be built adjacent to 200 South from 1000 West to Center Street.(top)


Are any relocations of businesses or residents required?


Properties along the proposed route have been purchased by UDOT for this project, and they are being removed in order to relocate city utilities in preparation for it.  These buildings are the property of the State of Utah and entering them without permission is considered trespassing.  Due to state purchasing requirements, liability and other issues, salvaging of any items in these buildings is not allowed. For your own safety, please stay out of, and away from these buildings.(top)

Will business access be preserved during construction?

Yes.  Notification will be provided to residents and businesses as to how to continue to where access points will be during construction.top

What will be the purpose of the bridge?  Will access to nearby businesses be maintained?

UDOT will build a bridge over the current UPRR lines in order to eliminate conflicts between train and vehicle traffic.  At its peak, the bridge will be approximately 30 feet tall in order to meet safety requirements.  Accesses to businesses will be modified but maintained along Industrial Parkway.  UDOT has been working with these business owners to find acceptable solutions for accesses.(top)

Will I still have access to the UTA Trail?  Will there be a footbridge to cross the new road?

Access to the UTA trail will be available from 700 South as well as Main Street and Center Street.  The trail will connect with a new path along 200 South from Center Street to 2000 West.(top)

Will this project include bike lanes?

There will not be designated bike lanes along the roadway, however, there will be a new bike path constructed that runs parallel to 200 South and will connect to the UTA trail.(top)

Will this project affect the O. Wayne and Euvola M. Thornock Memorial Park?

Approximately 0.14 acre of the park will be converted to roadway use for the reconfiguration of Center Street. UDOT and the contractor will coordinate with Clearfield City during construction regarding the access and function of the park.(top)

Will emergency vehicles have sufficient access to homes on 200 South with the cul-de-sacs?

Yes. The cul-de-sacs were designed with curbs that could be driven over in an emergency.(top)

How will the project affect traffic to/from the Freeport Center?

A detour route has been designed to direct traffic to the Freeport Center via Center Street during construction of the bridge on 700 South.
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Will there be stop lights on the new road? Where will they be located?

Yes. Stop lights will be installed at Industrial Parkway, H Street, 1000 West, and 2000 West.
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What will the speed limit be on the new road?

The speed limit will be 35 mph between State Street and Industrial Parkway, 40 mph between Industrial Parkway and H Street, and 50 mph between H Street and 2000 West.
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Why do you have to dig down so far to build the road?

Roads are made up of many layers. Please see the picture below so see what these layers consist of.

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