By Charles Pekow — Two projects that will enhance cycling opportunities in Utah gained final approval – unless someone sues to block them in the next six months. The Federal Highway Administration and Utah Department of Transportation approved the Mountain View Corridor in Salt Lake and Utah counties that will eventually include a bikepath to accompany the entire north-south roadway. And they also approved the West Davis Corridor that will include bicycle passage to the local bike trail.
The Mountain View Corridor project currently includes nine miles of striped bike lanes from Redwood Road to Old Bingham Highway in Salt Lake County and a bike/ped underpass at Redwood Road and 2100 North in Utah County. About four more miles of trail is scheduled to be completed next year extending north from there. A future plan calls for two more miles of bike lane into Salt Lake City and four more miles south into Utah County to connect a gap with an existing trail.
During construction, bikes will have to take a detour. In Salt Lake County, if construction goes according to plan, cyclists along the Northeast Frontage Road on S.R. 201 between 5600 and 5200 West will be redirected, with signs pointing the way. See https://mountainview.udot.utah.gov/.
The West Davis Corridor in Davis County, meanwhile, includes a new trail between I-15 in Farmington at the Legacy Parkway Trail extending north to the southern terminus of Old Emigration Trail in Jensen Park in Syracuse, with a crossing of I-15 at Park Lane in Farmington. An overpass will connect the Kayes Creek Trail near Weaver Lane in Layton. The project also includes connecting Old Emigration Trail from 1300 North in West Point to 4500 West in Davis County, then following 4500 West from 1300 North to the Weber County border with Davis County to connect with the southern end of the 5500 West Trail.
The timeline calls for the construction to start next spring and be completed in Winter 2024. See https://westdavis.udot.utah.gov/.