SANDY — The Utah Department of Transportation and the city of Sandy are currently making improvements on 9000 South from 500 West to 800 West, the east end of the Jordan River bridge.

The improvements are designed to increase east-west traffic flow and reduce intersection congestion. Allowing more capacity and increasing storage for this roadway section is expected to increase safety and reduce travel delays.

The work includes the addition of a third through lane in both directions, from 500 West to 800 West on 9000 South; adding dedicated right-turn lanes, where they are currently missing, at the intersection of 9000 South and 700 West; and widening the intersection to correct the existing misalignment and removing the slope hazard on the northwest corner.

There will also be lane re-striping and installation of a median on 9000 South from 700 West to the east end of the Jordan River bridge, which is expected to eliminate turning conflicts and vehicular accidents into the future convenience store to be located on the southwest corner.

Construction will be finished by the middle of October.