The latest section of Mountain View Corridor opened October 26 with a 5K run, a notable milestone for the Lehi and Saratoga Springs communities as the six-mile-long road runs from the intersection of 2100 North and Redwood Road to S.R. 73, extending the already open section of MVC (2100 North from Redwood Road to I-15).
“This project was unique in that it was greenfield, farm fields, with some difficult earthwork with existing soil conditions,” said Jeff Mikell, Project Manager for W.W. Clyde & Co. of Orem. “It’s a Clyde Companies value to ‘build better communities’ and this job is the most southern segment of MVC and it connects the growing communities of Lehi and Saratoga Springs. It’s going to be a game-changer.”
Teri Newell, Deputy Director of Planning and Investment for UDOT, hearkened back nearly a decade to the first opening of Mt. View Corridor on 2100 North and how important the road has been to the burgeoning Utah County population. This new section is equally critical to the local communities it services.
“We know these transportation systems are going to help improve your quality of life,” said Newell to a strong contingent of people (she noted more than 1,000 signed up for the run, including herself). “It’s not just building roads that improve quality of life, we have other active transportation features here. You’re going to appreciate the trail system opening up today with trail access to Murdock Canal and Jordan River trails.”
The asphalt-paved road includes two lanes in each direction, a six-foot sidewalk on the east side, a 10-foot trail to the west, and a pedestrian/bike trail underpass at Redwood Road and 2100 North. The project included 62,000 tons of HMA, 11,000 LF of drainage pipe, and 584 CY of structural concrete.
“This project will improve mobility in this area,” said Rob Clayton, Region 3 Director. “We also recognize there is more work to do on improvements in this area.