The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently began construction on its $800 million West Davis Highway (S.R. 177) project.
The project will build a 16-mile, four-lane divided highway from I-15 near Glovers Lane to the future extension of S.R. 193 and 4500 West. It is intended to improve access to and from western Davis County, reducing delays by more than 30 percent on local roads west of I-15.
In future phases, the highway will extend to 1800 North and possibly into West Haven and Hooper, connecting back to I-15, although no funding or environmental process is currently planned.
“In the last 10 years, Utah has grown faster than any other state in the nation, and we are working hard every day to ensure our transportation system meets our needs now and in the future,” Carlos Braceras, UDOT executive director, said. “Our legislative leaders have planned for that growth, and we are so appreciative for their help in securing the funding to build what is currently our largest project – the biggest one we’ve had since I-15 CORE was completed in 2012.”
Phase one is expected to be complete in 2024.
The project also will include more than 10 miles of new trail and new trail connections connecting the Emigration Trail to the Legacy Parkway Trail.