Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
image Safety improvements are slated for the intersection that brings Highway 138 and Erda Way together.

August 6, 2013
SR-138 and Erda Way intersection will be realigned to further increase traffic safety

The intersection of Erda Way and state Route-138 east of Grantsville is undergoing construction and a portion of the highway is next in a pair of improvement projects by the Utah Department of Transportation.

Construction on SR-138/Erda Way is to improve safety by realigning the intersection to a 90-degree angle, versus the dovetail-like arrangement it has presently, according to UDOT.

The construction, which should be underway by Friday, will cause intermittent one-way traffic and will be directed by flaggers. Restrictions in the area will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and during daytime on the weekends, but cyclists should avoid the area because of narrow shoulders until the project is completed in late September.

Farther east on SR-138, crews will resurface the highway between the state Route-36 intersection and Sheep Lane in Erda, also starting Friday. Construction will require intermittent one-way traffic as directed by flaggers. Restrictions will be in place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and during daylight hours on Sunday and Monday.

In addition, cross streets in that area may be closed periodically. Drivers should use an alternate route where possible.

The resurfacing project is expected to be done by Aug. 16, with final striping finished by early September.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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