SR-193 Project Background
How we got here:
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT); Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC); West Point, Syracuse, Clinton, and Clearfield Cities; and Davis County completed a corridor study in the fall of 2000. The purpose of the study was to investigate an east-west corridor location within northwest Davis County that would improve mobility between Interstate (I)-15 in Clearfield City and 4500 West in West Point City and would accommodate the projected travel demand from future growth and development in Davis County.
The corridor study identified five build alternatives and the “No Build” Alternative for state Road SR-193 between 2000 West and State Street. Through a screening process, the corridor study recommended two build alignments.
In 2008, UDOT prepared a State Environmental Study (SES) to study the impacts of extending SR-193 from State Street and 2000 West. The SES reviewed five proposed alignments from the corridor study and recommended a preferred alternative. The preferred alternative was analyzed for its impact to residences, businesses, and the environment. The SES, including the preferred alternative, was approved by UDOT in 2011.
The improvements consist of a new five-lane road south of the existing 200 South roadway beginning at 2000 West. The existing 200 South roadway will function as a residential access road. At approximately 500 West, the alignment will turn southeasterly on a new road alignment west of and parallel to the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) corridor to 700 South. At 700 South, the alignment will turn east and continue along 700 South to State Street, where it will connect with the existing SR-193. A new bridge will be constructed over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on 700 South.
By constructing these improvements, UDOT will provide an additional east/west route in Davis County to help alleviate current and predicted future congestion on 300 North and Antelope Drive.
With the improvements, traffic volumes and traffic noise will increase along 700 South and 200 South. Because of the noise increase, noise walls were considered along these roads. Noise barriers were determined to be effective along 200 South from 2000 West to 1000 West, with a break at 1550 West.
UDOT coordinated with affected residents to determine if the recommended noise walls were favorable. From the coordination effort, 71 percent of ballots were returned. Of those, 84 percent were in favor of construction of a noise barrier. Two noise barriers will be constructed between 200 South and the SR-193 roadway.
Noise walls east of 1000 West were not considered, however, a 6-foot privacy wall will be built between 1000 West and Center Street.