Contractor: Kilgore Contracting
Contract Amount: $4,929,100.90
Project Manager: Dave Murphy, 801-569-5074
Project Dates: March 25, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Click Here for 7800 South & New Bingham Highway Construction Page (including past project updates)
All completion dates are scheduled to change due to weather and equipment.
September 26 Update
On Friday, September 27 there will be new traffic control patterns at 7800 South 4000 West / Jordan Landing Blvd., 7800 South Airport Road, and New Bingham Highway at Airport Road.
Phase 2 of the project has been completed, where both eastbound and westbound traffic can travel on 7800 South between 4000 West and Airport Road.
To complete Phase 3 of the project, eastbound New Bingham Highway (NBH) from Airport Road to 4000 West must be closed for approximately 3 weeks for the contractor to construct the new road that will link NBH and 7800 South. Eastbound NBH traffic will turn left onto Airport Road (north), then turn right (east at 7800 South. View map.
Additional information can be found on the project page.
Beginning March 25, the City of West Jordan will begin the widening of 7800 South and the realignment of New Bingham Highway between Airport Road and 4000 West. The project will eliminate the confusing road split with New Bingham Highway, improve the capacity of the 7800 South and 4000 West intersection heading into Jordan Landing, and open east-bound 7800 South for continuous eastward access beyond Airport Road.
Like most Utah cities, West Jordan is generally laid out in a north-south, east-west grid. The diagonal New Bingham Highway interrupts that grid. It was originally constructed to provide access to the copper mine west of the city, but with the heavy growth in this area, it no longer meets traffic demand and will be inadequate for planned future development. Because of this, West Jordan is moving forward with projects to restore the arterial grid system in this area. The city has already completed several other aspects of this plan, including improving access to Mountain View Corridor at 7800 South and 9000 South.
This project was chosen from several options identified during a joint study by the city, the Salt Lake Department of Airports and the Utah Department of Transportation to improve traffic mobility without negatively impacting the airport’s Runway Protection Zone.
View the map showing the road modifications.