Night work ends on Hwy 128 project

Work to improve Highway 128 between milepost 20 and the Interstate 70 junction continues. Photo courtesy of UDOT

Work on Highway 128 between milepost 20 and the Interstate 70 junction – roughly milepost 44.6 – continued with lane leveling night work last week, which calls for an application of new asphalt at various locations throughout the project to improve the level of the road surface.

Daytime hours resumed this week, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Crews ground up the road for leveling July 21-22 and began shoulder work and applied a layer of pavement.

No work took place July 24 for Pioneer Day.

Night work is likely finished for the duration of the $8.45 million project, which is scheduled for completion in September. Until then, signs and rumble strips must be installed and the road striped, according to a press release from UDOT. Work will be suspended until mid-August, when crews will return to lay the final application of asphalt along the entire road service.

Delays up to 15 minutes are possible and traffic has been reduced to a single, 10-foot lane in work areas.