Major milestone reached with new Mountain View Corridor connection with S.R. 201
June 17, 2021
New section of Mountain View Corridor opens with connection to S.R. 201
The newest extension of the Mountain View Corridor in Salt Lake County from 4100 South to S.R. 201 opened to traffic, June 17, at midnight. Mountain View Corridor now connects to a major east/west freeway for the first time and will stretch 21 miles from 16000 South/Porter Rockwell Blvd to S.R. 201, with 21 miles of trails running adjacent to the road.
This four-mile extension of Mountain View Corridor includes two lanes in each direction, a connection with S.R. 201, a widened intersection at 3500 South and 5600 West, 13 bridges and six pedestrian bridges.
“This is really going to improve the way people get around in western Salt Lake County,” UDOT Deputy Director Teri Newell said. “It’s going to change people’s lives every day by reducing their commute times, providing choices on how they travel, and giving people more time to do the things they want to do instead of sitting in traffic.”
The next segment of the Mountain View Corridor scheduled for construction is the extension from Porter Rockwell Blvd (16000 South) in Salt Lake County to 2100 North in Utah County. This segment was funded in the 2021 legislative session and construction is estimated to start Fall 2023.
Mountain View Corridor will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to S.R. 73 in Utah County. Mountain View Corridor is using a phased construction approach designed to balance transportation needs with available funds. Initial construction includes two lanes in each direction with signalized intersections and biking and walking trails. Future construction phases will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway. The first freeway section to be built (converting existing intersections to freeway interchanges) will be from Porter Rockwell Blvd (16000 South) to Old Bingham Highway, with construction estimated for Spring of 2028.Tags: Mountain View Corridor, MVC, Region Two