UDOT seeks public input on proposed Bangerter Highway interchanges
January 19, 2022
Proposed interchange designs available for public review and feedback through Feb. 15
UDOT invites the public to participate in public hearings for proposed changes to three intersections on Bangerter Highway at 13400 South, 9800 South, and 4700 South. UDOT recently released draft environmental studies for proposed freeway-style interchanges at these three locations, and encourages the public to review these studies and provide input to the project team through formal comments.
Since 2012, UDOT has worked to remove stoplights from intersections on Bangerter Highway and convert the highway into a freeway. So far 10 intersections have had stoplights removed, and seven freeway-style interchanges have been completed. Interchanges at 6200 South, 10400 South and 12600 South will be completed this year.
Below is a schedule of the upcoming public hearings for the proposed changes to the 3 intersections. Hearings will be available in both in-person and online formats. Formal comments may be submitted via mail, email, or at the hearings. More information about each study is available at the URLs listed.
- In-Person: Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. at South Hills Middle School, 13508 South 4000 West, Riverton
- Online: Thursday, Jan. 20, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Webinar
- Study website: udot.utah.gov/bangerter13400south
- In-Person: Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 West 9800 South, South Jordan
- Online: Thursday, Jan. 27, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Webinar
- Study website: udot.utah.gov/bangerter9800south
- In-Person: Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Jr. High, 4495 South 4800 West, West Valley City
- Online: Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Webinar
- Study website: udot.utah.gov/bangerter4700south
The studies are being conducted to evaluate environmental impacts associated with the potential new interchanges, with the goal of minimizing these impacts while meeting local and regional transportation needs.
“UDOT is accelerating the completion of Bangerter Highway to improve safety and traffic flow along this critical connection,” UDOT Project Manager Brian Allen said. “When the conversion to a freeway is complete and traffic can flow freely without stoplights, we expect to see a significant reduction in crashes and drive times, both on Bangerter Highway and on cross-streets.”
After the studies are finalized and a preferred interchange design is adopted in spring 2022, UDOT plans to move forward with design and construction at 13400 South, 9800 South and 4700 South as early as spring 2023. Additionally, environmental studies are underway and will be completed over the next year at the remaining at-grade Bangerter intersections, with plans to begin construction in 2028:
- 4100 South in West Valley City
- 3500 South to State Route 201 in West Valley City/Salt Lake City
- California Avenue in Salt Lake City
- 2700 West in Bluffdale/Riverton (not yet funded for construction)
According to UDOT traffic projections, when the Bangerter Highway freeway conversion is complete and all intersections have their stoplights removed, the time it takes to drive on Bangerter from I-15 in Draper to the Salt Lake airport will be reduced by up to 20 minutes.
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