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U.S. 189; Wallsburg to Heber Week Look Ahead 6/22/12

***One-way flagging is scheduled to begin again on Monday, June 25. See below for details.***

Updated project photos are now available. Click here to view them.

Week Look Ahead 6/22/12

  • Work for the passing lanes on the east side of Rainbow Bay Paving is scheduled to continue next week. Crews plan to continue excavating the ground along the side of the road and make it level with the existing road. To allow room to do this work, traffic will be limited to one lane, one direction at a time with flaggers present to direct traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 10-15 minute delays are expected. Drivers are encouraged to plan for extra time when traveling through this area.
  • Traffic has been shifted to the new pavement on the north side of the highway between 1300 S. and S. Charleston Rd. as crews continue excavating the south side of the road in preparation for the road widening on that side.
  • Guardrail installation is complete along certain sections on the north side of the highway in the road widening area. This has been done to improve safety in the area.

Ongoing Project Work:

  • Crews continue to prepare the area by the 1300 S. intersection in Heber City for the new road connection being built between U.S. 189 and S. Daniels Rd. This work is being done outside of the roadway and should not impact traffic at this time.
  • The testing of the underground cables used for traffic management along the highway in the Wallsburg area continues. This is being done outside of the roadway and should not impact traffic.

Other Area Projects:

  • Provo Canyon Concrete Rehab-  Work to repair and replace new concrete in certain sections of U.S. 189 near the mouth of Provo Canyon has begun. One lane in each direction will remain open but traffic will be shifted to allow crews room to work. Access to Sundance as well as Vivian and Nunn Park will be maintained. For more information this project, please contact Cameron Erickson with Dry Creek Structures at (801) 227-8006.


Project Overview:
 
This project is being built to meet increased traffic demands on U.S. 189 and improve safety in the area. Construction for this project started in February 2012 and is scheduled to be complete by December 2012. The project includes widening U.S. 189 between S. Charleston Rd. (S.R. 113) and Heber Main St. (U.S. 40) to a 5 lane section which will include two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane. The project will also build an extension of passing lanes between Deer Creek State Park and S. Charleston Rd. Buried fiber optic conduit for traffic management will be placed alongside U.S. 189 from Deer Creek State Park to U.S. 40. Additionally, a new connection to Daniels Road at U.S. 189 will be built near the 1300 South intersection in Heber City.


BY RHETT SPENCER   06/22/2012



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