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West Jordan Journal

7000 South Construction and Lane Closures Scheduled to Begin Feb. 16

Feb 12, 2016 06:49PM ● By Rachel Hall

WEST JORDAN, UTAH – The City of West Jordan advises drivers, residents and businesses to plan ahead for heavy traffic delays due to construction on 7000 South from 1300 West to the Jordan River. Beginning as early as Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7000 South will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with all traffic shifted into the eastbound lanes for approximately four months while crews remove and replace storm drains.

This is the first of three phases to improve utilities along 7000 South. Future projects will improve culinary water systems, sanitary sewer systems and storm drains.

“This project is an important investment in our city,” said David Murphy, West Jordan engineering manager. “It will install critical infrastructure to meet the city’s needs for years to come.”

During construction, traffic will shift to the eastbound lanes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, due to open trenches in the road. Delays of up to an hour are expected, and drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. Access to businesses and residences will be limited, and the contractor will work to maintain one open entrance at all times. Left turns will also be limited in the work zone to improve traffic flow, and the speed limit will be reduced to 40 miles per hour.

Construction crews will be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and weekends as needed. Nearby residents and businesses can expect occasional noise, dust, and vibration during work hours.

Drivers can view general project information and updates by visiting the Road Alerts page on the West Jordan City website (www.wjordan.com). For real-time traffic information, download the UDOT Traffic mobile app, or visit udottraffic.utah.gov. Residents and businesses can contact the project team directly at (888) 528-9675 or construction@wjordan.com.