Mayor Biskupski announces $5M in Salt Lake City road construction projects for 2018

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Steve Milner/SFMilner8

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on Monday announced a list of eight road construction projects, costing $5 million, which city officials will complete throughout 2018.

As in previous years, officials will continue to focus on implementing preservation strategies such as overlays, which consist of applying a new layer of asphalt over pavements to seal their surface and prolong their lifespan, according to a news release from the Mayor’s office.

This approach is intended to reduce costly maintenance repairs in the future, the news release said. The 2018 list of overlay projects includes the following:

Pavement Preservation Projects

  • 1200 East: from 600 South to 800 South
  • 1500 East: from 900 South to 1300 South
  • 1700 South: from 1700 East to 1900 East
  • 2100 East: from 1700 South to Parkway Avenue

Road Reconstruction Projects

  • Genesee Avenue: from 900 West to 1000 West
  • Simpson Avenue: from Wyoming Street to Broadmoor Street
  • Wilmington Avenue: from 2000 East to 2100 East
  • Gladiola Street: from 500 South to 900 South

“As Salt Lake City continues to grow, it is important we keep investing in preserving and improving our road network to adapt to this growth and accommodate anticipated travel demands,” Biskupski said in the prepared statement. “Robust infrastructure is one of the aspects needed to maintain the high quality of life our residents expect.”

“These projects will help us maintain a road network that is safe and sound for years to come,” said Matt Cassel, City Engineer. “While we realize construction delays and detours will be an inconvenience for travelers, we are committed to working safely and expediently to get in, get out and stay out once we get the job done.”

Detailed information about these projects will be posted here as they progress.


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