The department of transportation recently hired an independent agency to study Utah highway 10 from Stake Farm Road to U.S. 6 and identify the issues that may come up in attempting to meet future traffic demands within the corridor.
As part of the study process, the road planners will conduct two neighborhood meetings next week to accept public input on the pros and cons of potential options, explained the Utah Department of Transportation.
The primary objective of the meetings is to collect data from local citizens and explore possible solutions.
No SR-10 alternatives have been identified to date, stressed the state agency.
The neighborhood meetings are scheduled June 30 at 1:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. at Carbon School District cafeteria, 251 W. 400 North, Price. Brief presentations are slated at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
State Road 10 is a major north-south corridor in Carbon and Emery counties, pointed out the transportation department. The study will analyze traffic conditions between Stake Farm Road and U.S. 6. Traffic demand, driveway access and safety improvements will be addressed as part of the process.
Conducted by H.W. Lochner, the study may lead to applications for money to fund future road projects, noted the department of transportation. The evaluation will:
Utilize information from previous studies and continue to seek additional input from the community.
Determine the best solution for the Carbon County community on SR-10 from Stake Farm Road to U.S. 6.
Addressing an unrelated matter, UDOT Region 4 representative Myron Lee recently indicated that construction on the bridge near the port of entry on U.S. 6 will start July 6.
The transportation department expects to finish rehabilitating the deck and bridge parapets or railing by Labor Day.
Bridge improvements will be completed in three phases and UDOT will utilize the shoulders of the roadway during the construction project. Traffic will be slowed to 40 miles per hour as the driving lanes narrow.
Precast concrete barriers will be utilized when the project switches from phase to phase. The work in question will occur at night and, during the switches, the road will be closed to one lane of traffic.