7000 SOUTH UTILITY PROJECT
Project Manager Greg Davenport
Final Week of Construction
This is the final week of major construction. After this week, the contractor will begin to repair punch list items which will impact the public for short intervals during the day.
The contractor will install new asphalt pavement on the south side of 70th South from Executive Drive to 1985 West on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
During these operations, driveways adjacent to the work will not be accessible for a few hours. Residents should plan to avoid the street and using the affected driveways during this time. The contractor can help you get in or out in case of an emergency.
Thank you for your patience!
7000 South will be closed at Bangerter Highway through early May (weather permitting).
Ongoing construction includes the following activities:
Placement of roadside barrier and curb and gutter
Cleaning and sealing new noise walls
Construction work on 7000 South
7000 South Redwood Road to 1985 West
Work began in 2016 to replace water, sewer, and storm drain utilities and also replace the roadway surface on 7000 South from the Jordan River to 3200 West. This project is the largest both in terms of miles of infrastructure and also project costs. This project replaced some of the oldest pipes in the city. These utilities have reached the end of their life expectancy and it is safer to replace them rather than to wait for them to break and cause an accident or an unsafe sewer backup.
The good news is that it is almost finished! The final section from Redwood Road to 1985 West is scheduled to begin construction this spring and is scheduled for completion summer 2018. (Some punch list items from 1985 West to 3100 West will also take place and take about a month to complete. More Information)
The project includes:
New 24-inch sewer lines
New sewer connections
New culinary water services
Improved storm drain facilities
New roadway surface
During this project, 7000 South will be restricted to one lane in each direction and left turns will not be allowed at Redwood Road.
When construction takes place at the intersection of Redwood and 7000 South, no left turns will be allowed so that the left turn lanes can be used as thru travel lanes. Three lanes in the peak direction and two lanes in the non-peak direction will be open during the day. The contractor will work at night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Road construction is never convenient, and we ask for your continued patience so we can get the work done in a safe and timely manner. As will all construction, schedules are subject to change due to weather and equipment.