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First phase of Mountain View Corridor to extend within city limits

 (West Valley Journal) After years of planning and studies, the west-side Mountain View Corridor is set to begin this spring.

Project Manager Teri Newell from Utah Department of Transportation visited with the West Valley City Council late December to personally announce there's enough money to stretch the first phase of the Salt Lake County portion into West Valley City.

"Design modifications will allow us to extend the corridor by five miles and into city limits," she said. "Work in West Valley City will be later in the project than earlier."

UDOT is currently coordinating with Hexcel and ATK Spacecraft Systems to obtain access along 5400 South. Groundbreaking will begin this spring with utility work. Roadway construction will follow shortly after starting at Redwood Road in Bluffdale to 5400 South; the original phase ended at 9000 South.

Newell explained to the council the corridor will be a highway with stoplights at interchanges. It will have two lanes in either direction with stoplights about every mile where future interchanges will be located. The highway will be built at grade of the future freeway. Newell said once funding is obtained, the interchanges will be modified and additional lanes will be added.

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