First New Interchange Open on U.S. 89 Project in Davis County
July 30, 2021
New interchange at 400 North in Fruit Heights (Kaysville 200 North) removes a stoplight for U.S. 89 drivers and improves access to and from the highway
The first new interchange on U.S. 89 in Davis County is now open and is part of the state’s second-largest highway construction project.
The new 400 North interchange improves the connection between U.S. 89 and 400 North in Fruit Heights, which becomes 200 North as it continues west into Kaysville – a major east-west connector through Davis County. Drivers on U.S. 89 will no longer have to stop here, as 400 North will cross over the highway.
“Opening this new interchange is a huge step forward in completing this massive project,” UDOT Region One Director Rob Wight said. “Each new bridge represents one less stoplight for drivers, which means reduced delays and fewer crashes, and getting on and off the highway is much easier.”
At the same time the new interchange opens, all access between Nicholls Road and U.S. 89 will close. This closure will be in place while crews construct the new Nicholls Road bridge over the highway, anticipated to be complete in 2023.
The 400 North interchange is the first to open out of four being built between Farmington and Layton that will replace existing intersections with on- and off-ramps and bridges to carry local streets over U.S. 89. Three other interchanges are being built at Oak Hills Drive, Gordon Avenue, and Antelope Drive.
Later this summer, two more interchanges are expected to open at Oak Hills Drive and Gordon Avenue. Northbound drivers on U.S. 89 will then have a nine-mile stretch of highway with no stoplights. After those two interchanges open, work will shift to the Antelope Drive interchange and new bridges at Nicholls Road and Crestwood Road. Crews will continue reconstructing and widening U.S. 89 to six lanes (three in each direction) from Main Street in Farmington to S.R. 193 in Layton.
Other improvements to the local transportation system include a 3-mile extension of Gordon Avenue and a new frontage road system along the highway to preserve access to local neighborhoods. Work started in spring 2020 and is scheduled for completion in 2023.Tags: U.S. 89