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A one-year closure is planned at this Utah highway intersection

A one-year closure is planned at this Utah highway intersection
A one-year closure is planned at this Utah highway intersection

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – If you live, work or travel in Salt Lake County and use Bangerter Highway, you may be affected by a year-long closure that begins Friday evening.

The last intersection planned for major upgrades is 4700 South on Bangerter Highway on the border between West Valley City and Taylorsville.

During the closure, Bangerter Highway will remain open in both directions, but only right turns will be allowed on 4700 South.

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UDOT

The Utah Department of Transportation stressed that there will be no east-west through connections for motorists and pedestrians during the closure.

Authorities recommended that those who need to pass through the closure use the 4100 South or 5400 South intersections.

The Utah Transit Authority’s bus service will also be affected by the construction work next year: one stop will have to be relocated and three others will be closed completely.

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UDOT

The closure occurred after UDOT removed a traffic light and converted the intersection into a “freeway-like” intersection.

This is not the first time UDOT has made this change along the highway. The agency said it has been working on similar projects for over a decade that gradually eliminate traffic lights along the highway.

When the project is completed, the Bangerter Highway will pass under 4700 South, eliminating the need for drivers to stop at the intersection when traveling on the highway.

Construction sites have already been set up in this area, but motorists were allowed to cross the intersection while the workers were working.

The closure of the intersection begins on Friday at 9 p.m. and lasts until July 2025.

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