HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The installation has two constructions projects scheduled to begin in early May. The renovations will result in two new traffic signals to an increasingly-busy Wardleigh Blvd., while another will include excavation and replacement of asphalt along 6th Street.
Two new traffic signals are going up along Wardleigh Blvd.
One of the traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of H Avenue and the second light at the intersection of Arsenal Road. As part of the projects, pavement, drainage and electrical work will also need to be completed.
Base officials said the increasing volume of traffic and the safety of motorists along Wardleigh is the reason the traffic signals are being installed. There was one fatality and several near misses at these intersections in the past year.
Construction is scheduled to occur May 7-June 15 and again Aug. 1-22 at H Avenue and Wardleigh Blvd. In late August, construction of a second traffic signal at Arsenal Road and Wardleigh is also schedule to begin.
During the construction periods, there will be times when traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and officials ask for everyone’s patience as these much needed safety upgrades to the installation are made.
The reductions to one lane will be intermittent, officials said, and are not likely to last for entire days. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should obey all traffic laws during their commute throughout the construction area and help safely complete these projects with minimum delays.
Excavation and replacement of asphalt along Hill AFB’s 6th Street from the Southwest Gate to South Gate Dr. will occur May 7 through Aug. 17.
The construction project is expected to be executed in three phases:
Phase I, Southwest Gate to H Avenue
Phase II, H Avenue to E Avenue
Phase III, E Avenue to Southgate Drive
The phases may not occur sequentially and each phase is expected to take approximately four weeks.
During the construction period, at least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during construction hours. All lanes of traffic are expected to remain open during non-construction working hours.
All drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes and minimize traffic congestions in the area.
The contractor will not be doing any work during the air show weekend June 23-24 and all lanes of traffic will be open during the week prior to the show.
For additional information about the construction projects, call Branko Vitanov at 801-586-2559.