A consulting engineering firm has been selected study traffic problems and proposed solutions on the 10-mile section of U.S. 89 (Mountain Road) from Farmington to South Weber in Davis County.

Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc. will be doing a detailed analysis of current and future traffic conditions on the Mountain Road and will look at alternatives to improve the highway. The study will develop short- and long-range recommendations for improvements to U.S. 89 over the next 20 years.The road was designed and built for the purpose of carrying large volumes of traffic at high speeds. Since its construction, the surrounding area has become one of the fastest-growing in the state, and the need for access on and across the highway has far surpassed the anticipated growth.

Utah Department of Transportation officials and the Wasatch Front Regional Council began working with representatives from the Davis County Council of Governments on a study of traffic problems on that section of highway. It was determined that a consulting firm should be hired to make recommendations.

Work on the study is set to begin in August and is expected to take approximately six months. The $90,000 cost of the study is being funded 70/30 by UDOT and local governments, respectively.