The Utah Department of Transportation plans to start three construction projects on U.S. Highway 6 and advises motorists to expect heavy traffic delays when traveling between Spanish Fork and Green River.
Two UDOT crews will mobilize July 22 to begin a passing lane project at the Sunnyside Junction and a lane-leveling project from Icelander to Wood-side.
On July 29, a second lane-leveling project is slated on U.S. 6 from Wellington Main Street to Cat Canyon.
Traffic passing through the sections of highway will be reduced to one lane of travel in alternating directions as directed by pilot cars and flaggers.
Motorists should plan ahead for delays of up to 20 minutes at the sites of the improvement projects.
According to UDOT, the specific details of the highway improvements include:
Mile post 263 to milepost 288 - From Icelander (Cedar Ridge) to Railroad Overpass (Woodside), a $2 million project will be in effect beginning July 22 as road crews rotomill, lane level, overlay and chip seal the highway. The contractor is Legrand Johnson.
Milepost 253 to milepost 256 - The passing lane project near Sunnyside Junction will commence July 22 and cost $1.3 million to complete. The contractor is Nielson Construction.
On July 29, crews will start working on the project from mile posts 247 to milepost 252. The Wellington Main Street to Cat Canyon highway improvements will cost $700,000 to complete as UDOT crews roto mill, lane level, overlay, OGSC, and chip seal the road.
UDOT encourages motorists to use caution and travel at the posted speed limits while driving through construction zones.
Construction work schedules on the highway projects remain subject to change due to inclement weather, equipment problems or emergency situations.