The Utah Department of Transportation plans to install several upgrades on SR-36 through Tooele, Erda and Lake Point over the next two months with construction set to begin next Monday.
Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and restrictions at some intersections between Vine Street in Tooele and Saddleback Blvd. in Lake Point during the construction, according to Adan Carrillo, a regional communications manager for UDOT.
However, UDOT plans to keep all travel lanes open during peak traffic hours, and a minimum of one lane for each direction of travel will remain open during off hours.
The bulk of the construction is expected to continue through mid-December. Property access along the route will be maintained for the duration of the project.
Through November and December, UDOT will install upgraded radar sensor systems at all traffic signals between Vine Street and Saddleback Blvd. to improve efficiency. Motorists will not notice a significant difference at the upgraded signals, according to Carrillo.
Construction crews will also install a concrete median barrier, curbing and shoulder rumble strips between 2400 North and Erda Way to reduce the possibility of head-on vehicle collisions. The Utah Highway Patrol may be dispatched to assist with traffic control at Cimmaron Way and 2400 North as needed while crews install rumble strips near these intersections.
Work will take place Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional work at night and on Sundays as needed. UDOT has advised motorists to slow down and use caution in the work zones.