The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently awarded W.W. Clyde & Co. the I-15; South Davis Operational Improvements Project. Design on this 83 million dollar design-build job will begin immediately. Construction will begin later this spring with completion expected in July of 2015. W.W. Clyde has teamed with Parsons Brinkerhoff to provide design services for this project.

This Operational Improvements Project is designed to increase mobility in South Davis County to meet current traffic needs. Work includes building an additional lane in each direction from US-89 in Woods Cross to Farmington and rebuilding portions of the 2600 South and 500 South surface streets. The project will also replace seven aging bridges on this section of I-15 at 2600 South, 1500 South, 500 South and 400 North.

W.W. Clyde’s proposed interchange concept at 2600 South improves function over the concept plan and is designed to better accommodate the heaviest traffic movements to and from the Salt Lake Valley.

“This project is designed to significantly reduce the current congestion and delays experienced along this passage of I-15,” said W.W. Clyde Project Sponsor Jeff Cochran.

The heavy civil contractor has scheduled work to minimize construction delays for the travelling public. Strategic project phasing will have all I-15 construction completed in 2014.

“Our phased approach to rebuilding the structures carrying I-15 traffic does not require any closures of I-15 over these bridges,” Cochran said.

W.W. Clyde was selected for the job through a competitive request for proposals process involving multiple qualified heavy civil contractors.