Construction of Utah’s Biggest Highway Project Launched
May 25, 2021
West Davis Highway to improve access to and from western Davis County, reduce delays by 30 percent
Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams joined leaders from UDOT to officially kick off major construction for the West Davis Highway (S.R. 177). This new highway in Davis County is expected to be complete in 2024 and reduce delays by more than 30 percent on local roads west of I-15.
“In the last 10 years, Utah has grown faster than any other state in the nation, and we are working hard every day to ensure our transportation system meets our needs now, and in the future,” said Carlos Braceras, UDOT executive director. “Our legislative leaders have planned for that growth, and we are so appreciative for their help in securing the funding to build what is currently our largest project – the biggest one we’ve had since I-15 CORE was completed in 2012.”
The West Davis Highway will be a 16-mile, four-lane divided highway designed to improve access to and from western Davis County. The highway will run from I-15 near Glovers Lane in Farmington to the future extension of S.R. 193 and 4500 West in West Point. Six new interchanges will be built to connect to I-15 and local roads:
- I-15/Legacy Parkway in Farmington
- 950 North in Farmington
- 200 North in Kaysville
- 2700 West in Layton
- 2000 West in Syracuse
- Antelope Drive in Syracuse
A future phase is planned to extend the highway to 1800 North in West Point. Long-term transportation plans show the West Davis Highway will eventually extend through Weber County and connecting back to I-15. However, no funding or environmental process is currently planned for the extension beyond West Point.
In order to move people as well as vehicles, West Davis will also add 10 miles of new trails and will connect several existing regional trails, such as the Emigration Trail with the Legacy Parkway trail. These new trails will provide additional opportunities for recreation users as well as bicycle commuters, helping them get where they want to go.
The project also is preserving 1,100 acres of wetlands near the Great Salt Lake to help safeguard the environment.
The number of homes in Davis and Weber counties is expected to increase by 65% by 2040. The West Davis Highway is one of several current and future projects planned to upgrade the transportation system in northern Utah.
“These projects keep our communities connected. They provide access to work, healthcare, recreation, and education, and help ensure the high quality of life we enjoy here in Utah,” Braceras said.
More information on the West Davis Highway is available on the project website, westdavis.udot.utah.gov. West Davis also has a hotline, (877) 298-1991, as well as a Facebook group, facebook.com/groups/westdavishighway, for questions or comments about the project.
Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Tags: West Davis Highway