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UDOT Seeks Public Input on Future of Bangerter Highway

Public scoping period kicks off today for Bangerter state environmental study in West Valley City and Salt Lake City

UDOT invites the public to participate in scoping open houses to help shape the future of Bangerter Highway from 4100 South in West Valley City to California Avenue in Salt Lake City. This is being done as part of the final environmental study needed to remove the remaining stoplights on Bangerter Highway.

The study is evaluating environmental impacts associated with potential improvements like new interchanges and frontage roads. It will ultimately identify a preferred design that minimizes impacts while still meeting the transportation needs of Bangerter Highway users and local communities.

The scoping period is an opportunity for the public to tell the study team what is most important to them as the new freeway system between 4100 South and California Avenue is designed. Information from the community about things like traffic, walking and biking needs, property impacts and access to and from Bangerter will help inform the study and shape what changes are made to the highway.

Members of the public can provide feedback in-person at Granger High School (3580 South 3600 West, West Valley City, 84119) on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, June 27, from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 29, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The same information presented at these open houses will be available online at  udot.utah.gov/bangerter4100tocalifornia. Comments can also be emailed to bangerter@utah.gov or mailed to:

Bangerter Environmental Studies
c/o Horrocks Engineers
1265 Fort Union Blvd., Ste. 200
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047

After the study is finalized and a preferred freeway design is adopted in 2023, UDOT plans to move forward with design and construction on this section of Bangerter Highway as early as 2028.

UDOT has now removed 10 stoplights from intersections on Bangerter Highway and replaced them with freeway-style interchanges. Construction is slated to start on four more interchanges – 2700 West, 13400 South, 9800 South and 4700 South – in 2023.

According to UDOT traffic projections, when the Bangerter Highway freeway conversion is complete and all intersections have their stoplights removed, the time it will take to drive on Bangerter Highway from I-15 in Draper to the Salt Lake City International Airport will be reduced by up to 20 minutes. Visit udot.utah.gov/bangerter for more information and to sign up for updates.

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