WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The new Mountain View Corridor extension was opened for use after a celebration ceremony held Saturday morning in West Valley City.
The news of the Corridor opening from 5400 South to 4100 South has many motorist on the West Side of the Salt Lake Valley very excited. A fun filled celebration was held, starting with a 5K ugly sweater run.
The next phase of the extension project from 4100 South to SR-201 is scheduled to start in 2019. In the meantime, the extension project into Utah County from SR-73 to 2100 North will begin in 2018.
Once completed, the Mountain View Corridor will be a 35-mile freeway from 1-80 in Salt Lake to SR-73 in Utah County. This is expected to significantly improve mobility and reduce congestion and provide an alternative route to I-15 for commuters and residents.
As part of the construction of the latest extension, 14 roadway bridges and seven pedestrian bridges were built allowing for future growth and mobility to bikers and pedestrians. The biking and walking trails, built in conjunction with the roadway, will be open for public use sometime in December.