Bids have been opened for chip-and-seal work on U-138 from its junction at I-80 to its junction with U-36 in Tooele County.

The project involves 18.5 miles of U-138. A one-mile section from Center Street to Fourth East in Grantsville will not be affected, however, because it received a seal coat last year.Glen's Excavating Inc. is the apparent low bidder for the project. Work will be done this summer. Although a starting date has not been determined, the project is expected to take one to two weeks to complete, and the contract will stipulate that the project must be completed by Aug. 15.

The work will cause considerable interference, and traffic will be restricted to one lane only. A reduced speed limit will also be imposed.