Bangerter will go under 9800 South similar to the intersections at 10400 South and 11400 South. UDOT will have a construction company under contract by July of 2023. Construction is expected to start late fall of 2023. Closure timing of the east/west traffic on 9800 South is still unknown at this time.
Some of the benefits to this interchange include
- Increased Safety Most of the traffic will be grade separated so it will reduce the risk of collisions.
- Reduce Travel Time Bangerter traffic will be free flowing with no traffic signal at 9800 South. The intersection will operate more efficiently because there won’t be a massive volume of traffic stopped on Bangerter.
- Reduced Congestion More green time will be given to the east/west movement on 9800 South, reducing congestion on that road especially during the peak hours.
Our engineering department has provided the following timeline to help us better understand the process:
- In 2023, UDOT will do engineering, right of way acquisition, soil/utility investigations, demolition, cell tower relocation, and clearing in preparation for the construction of the interchange.
- In 2024, they will relocate utilities and build the future off-ramps for the interchange.
- In the last half of 2024 or early 2025, they will switch traffic to be diverted onto the newly constructed off-ramps and will start building the bridge. When they do this, the traffic signal at 9800 South will be removed and no east/west traffic will be able to cross over Bangerter Highway for approximately 10 months (similar to how the South Jordan Parkway interchange was constructed).
- In 2025, they will finish the bridge and install the new traffic signal.