Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Construction underway on Pioneer Crossing


Construction underway on Pioneer Crossing
January 20th, 2009 @ 4:22pm
(KSL News) State leaders broke ground today for the Pioneer Crossing, a new road which will bring new east-west access to northern Utah County.

The road will bring much needed relief for those who live in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain.

The highway will connect Highway 68, just south of the crossroads in Saratoga Springs with I-15 at the American Fork Main Street exit.

The road will have five lanes; two lanes each direction with a center turn lane. The speed limit will be 40 mph. It will also have six or seven stop lights from Redwood Road to the new American Fork Main Street overpass.

The project will also completely rebuild that interchange.

The construction project is moving forward, despite other cuts to the Utah Department of Transportation's budget.

Work on the road is expected to take just 11 months, and the new connector should be open sometime in late November.