Thursday, January 22, 2009

Construction begins on Pioneer Crossing

"Work began Tuesday on an alternative east-west route for motorists to get in and out of those cities (Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs) and to access Interstate 15. Ground-breaking for the Pioneer Crossing project was held Tuesday afternoon.

The six-mile-long expressway project has been put on the fast track for completion, with 90 percent of the arterial expected to be finished by November.

The second phase of the project from Lehi's 850 East to I-15 on American Fork's Main Street will be completed by fall 2010.

The Utah Department of Transportation has contracted Kiewit and W.W. Clyde and Co. for the $260 million project, which includes the I-15 diverging diamond interchange, the first of its kind in Utah. The design involves a major east-west artery that crisscrosses over the freeway with only two signals and a free flow of traffic on and off the freeway. The DDI interchange will replace the American Fork Main Street interchange."- Daily Herald

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