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South Layton Interchange: Gateway to the City

Article Published 09/28/2009

Sept. 28, 2009

LAYTON — Major construction of the new South Layton Interchange is under way with an estimated completion date of December 2010.

"This new interchange has been in the planning stage for years – almost a generation of time – to provide full access to south Layton residents and businesses from I-15," said William T. Wright, Layton City Community & Economic Development Director. "The interchange will bring tremendous economic development to Layton's Old Downtown area."

Wright noted some investments are already materializing. For example, Intermountain Health Care planning a community scale hospital, the redevelopment of Fort Lane Village, and planning for new investments in Transit Oriented Development mixed-use projects near the Layton FrontRunner station.

"There will also be benefits in the existing traffic patterns with the addition of Layton Parkway, an arterial road taking traffic to and from west Layton into Downtown and the new interchange," he said. "The first segment of Layton Parkway will be built with the interchange to Flint Street with continuing segments to the west in planning and design stages."

And what about Main Street?

UDOT officials assure residents and business owners that the area is still "open for business." While the I-15 overpass has been removed, Main Street is accessible through a detour via Fort Lane and Gentile Street. The existing northbound I-15 off-ramp at Fort Lane and southbound I-15 on-ramp from Main Street will remain open through the majority of construction.

Wright said Main Street will be designed to improve the business ambiance with new sidewalks, on-street parking on the east side, decorative street lighting and improved landscaping.

"The interchange will become a 'gateway' to Layton and the design will welcome residents, business clients and visitors," he said. "Layton City is pleased to partner with UDOT to provide this valued transportation improvement to our community and the rewarding benefits to our citizens and business climate."

UDOT reports in a recent project update that nightly I-15 restrictions are still in effect in the area. Northbound and southbound I-15, within the project limits, will have the following restrictions through the end of October to accommodate barrier placement, excavation, and placement of temporary pavement:

• Northbound weeknights: 8 p.m. reduced to two lanes; 11 p.m. reduced to one lane; 5 a.m. reopen to two lanes; all lanes open at Noon

• Southbound weeknights: 7 p.m. reduced to two lanes; 10 p.m. reduced to one lane; All lanes open at 4 a.m.

• Northbound Friday and Saturday night: 7 p.m. reduced to two lanes; 11 p.m. reduced to one lane; Two lanes open at 7 a.m.; All lanes open at Noon

• Southbound Friday and Saturday night: 7 p.m. reduced to two lanes; 11 p.m. reduced to one lane; Two lanes open at 6 a.m.; All lanes open at 11 a.m.

• Northbound Sunday: Two lanes open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; one lane open 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• Southbound Sunday: Two lanes open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; one lane open 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

For more information, to get updates on the project and to view photos and maps, use the following contact information:

Web: www.udot.utah.gov/laytoninterchange

E-mail: laytoninterchange@langdongroupinc.com

Phone: 801-990-5555