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    The Utah Department of Transportation continues work on the north Highway 191 widening project. Courtesy photo

    Retaining Wall Work

    Colorado River Bridge to

    Rubicon Trails

    Crews will continue working on the relocation of a section of water line in this area.

    The contractor is constructing a retaining wall in this area to provide support for the highway widening effort.

    Rubicon Trail to 500 West

    The contractor is working on the valve boxes for the waterline in this area. Crews continue their work to construct a section of retaining wall in this area.

    Wetlands Segment – Storm Drain Pipeline

    The contractor is continuing its work in the wetlands section for this segment of the storm drain system. Excavation work is ongoing and storm drain pipe is being placed in this area. Concrete work for the headwall is underway.

    Work by Sections for this

    coming week:

    Storm Drain Pipeline – US 191 Segment: Just North of 500 West to Cermak Street

    The contractor will continue working in the center of the highway to install the storm drain pipeline that extends south to Cermak Street where it exits the roadway to the east.

    Excavation Work by Rock Shop

    500 West to 400 North

    Lane Shift

    Traffic has shifted onto the north and southbound paved shoulders in this area. Crews are doing prep work this coming week for the sidewalk along the east side of the highway.

    Pedestrian and Cyclist Detour Route Reminder

    For safety UDOT has instituted a pedestrian and cyclist detour route that will bypass much of the construction work along Highway 191 and will help to keep active transportation trail users safe.

    This detour begins at Highway 191 and 200 North; it uses city sidewalks to bypass much of the active construction area. It reconnects with the highway at 500 West and continues north a short ways along the west side of Highway 191 where a temporary crossing path is in place to provide access to the trail on the east side of the highway

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