STANSBURY PARK — The Utah Department of Transportation will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to discuss commuter congestion between Salt Lake and Tooele counties — as well as possible solutions.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Stansbury High School, 5300 Aberdeen Lane.
Last January, a UDOT construction project on the Exit 99 overpass bridge caused long delays for westbound traffic, with vehicles backed up for more than 7 miles, delaying some motorists for up to three hours. Braceras posted a video apologizing for the delays.
During the meeting officials will give a presentation on traffic flows in the Tooele Valley and comparisons with other high-traffic areas in the state. Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, UDOT Director Carlos Braceras and Bryan Adams, UDOT Region 2 director, are expected to attend.Comment on this story
Tim Beery, UDOT Region 2 communications manager, said the presentation will also address the Midvalley Highway, which would traverse the west side of the Tooele Valley from I-80 near milepost 94. The road would cross state Routes 138 and 112, and eventually join S.R. 36 south of the Tooele city limits.
Plans to extend S.R. 201 to mitigate traffic issues in Lake Point will also be discussed.
In May, the State Transportation Commission approved $74 million in funding for the first phase of the Midvalley Highway, and construction is expected to begin next year. An extension of S.R. 201 is still awaiting funding.