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Utah Department of Transportation issues construction report for southeastern region


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This report advises motorists of major construction projects on Utah highways in and around the Castle Valley that may impact traffic, and is compiled every other week. The project descriptions provide general information: overall scope, basic traffic control measures and anticipated completion dates.

Some projects may not be included due to their short time table or lesser impact on traffic. Construction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather conditions, equipment problems or emergency situations.

This report does not include information on federal, county or city projects unless the Utah Department of Transportation is directly involved. Please refer to the proper agency for information on projects not included in this report.

•SR 118 from Richfield to Elsinore - Project includes the overlay and chip seal of a seven-mile long section of SR 118 from Richfield to Elsinore. Traffic is reduced to one lane in alternating directions as directed by pilot cars and flaggers. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes and use alternate routes when possible. Expected completion: end of August 2005.

•I-70 Richfield to Salina (Mile Post 42-48) - Project includes the surface grinding of concrete pavement from mile post 42 to 48. Crews are currently grinding the project. Westbound traffic on I-70 is reduced to one lane through a 5-mile-long work zone. Crews began work on eastbound lanes June 27. A reduced speed limit of 60 mph is in effect through the work zone. Expected completion: End of August 2005.

•U.S. Highway 6 from MP 291 to 300 (Near Green River) - Project includes a hot-in-place recycling of existing pavement. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction as directed by flaggers and pilot cars. Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes through the end of August. Expected completion: end of August 2005.

•U.S. Highway 6 from MP 226 to 228 (Passing Lane) - Project includes addition of a passing lane. Crews are currently working on shoulder areas of the road with one lane of traffic open in each direction with a reduced speed limit. Wide load restrictions are in place, motorists should watch for flaggers and trucks entering the highway and should expect minimum delays. Expected completion: Fall 2005.

•State Route 10 Muddy Creek Bridge Replacement (North of Emery) - Project includes the replacement of a bridge over Muddy Creek north of Emery. Crews have completed a temporary bridge and are currently building the permanent bridge. A reduced speed limit of 35 mph is posted through the construction zone. Motorists should expect minimum delays. Expected completion: September 2005.

•U.S. Highway 6 at Sunnyside Junction - Project includes the widening of a bridge on U.S. 6 near Sunnyside Junction. Crews are currently working on the shoulder areas of the road with one lane of traffic open in each direction with minimum delays during daylight hours. Crews are paving at night and motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes at night. Expected completion: Fall 2005.

•I-70 from MP 107 to 138 - Project includes a roto-mill, overlay and chip seal of a 20-mile section of road. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction with oversized and wide load restrictions in place August 1-15 for east-bound lanes. Motorists can expect minimum delays and should watch for workers and heavy equipment in the area. Expected completion: October 2005.


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