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UDOT seeks community input on Bangerter Highway project

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For the very first time, community members have the chance to weigh in on the Utah Department of Transportation's Bangerter Highway project.{ } (Photo: KUTV)

For the very first time, community members have the chance to weigh in on the Utah Department of Transportation's Bangerter Highway project.

Officials are hosting a public open house Tuesday night to answer questions about the work that will make the highway more like a freeway.

Once the overall project reaches completion in the next several years, crash numbers and drive times should drop significantly.

In order to get to that point, UDOT wants to take a good look at how all of this will impact our environment and is starting up several studies looking into that specifically.

Funding for all the work has already surpassed more than $800 million from the legislature.

Right now construction at 13400 South, 4700 South and 9800 South is slated to begin in 2023.

Work at 4100 South, California Avenue, and between 3500 South and S.R. 201 is scheduled to start in 2028.

Early projections from UDOT suggest drive times throughout Salt Lake Valley will plummet by up to 20 minutes.

Tuesday’s open house starts at 6 p.m. at South Hills Middle School in Riverton, Utah.

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