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Salt Lake City — Michael Baker International announced completion of the second phase of the Mountain View Corridor project. Michael Baker International, as part of the Ralph L. Wadsworth/Staker Parsons Companies design-build team, served as the lead designer for the second phase of the project, which included the full design and construction of a new greenfield segment of the corridor, including a roadway, structures and a shared-use path, to allow for future growth and mobility.

As one of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)’s top projects of 2017, phase two of the Mountain View Corridor project added 2.5 miles of greenfield roadway from 5400 South to 4100 South in West Valley City and included the completion of 14 mainline bridges, seven pedestrian bridges, intersection reconstruction, and safety improvements in impacted areas. The completion of this latest phase of the project focused on forward compatibility to accommodate future build-out of the corridor, and quality design for long-lasting, low-maintenance infrastructure.

“Extending this vital transportation corridor while maintaining existing east-west connector streets helps to ensure that the fabric of established neighborhoods remain intact and that residents have easy and safe access to neighborhood schools,” said Mike Arens, Office Executive of Michael Baker’s Salt Lake City office. “The project demonstrates how We Make a Difference by delivering large-scale and complex transportation projects that improve mobility and enhance safety for residents and commuters.”

The next phase of construction to expand the corridor from 4100 South to S.R. 201 will begin in 2019. In the meantime, the extension project into Utah County from SR-73 to 2100 North will begin in 2018. Once all phases are completed, the Mountain View Corridor will be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake to SR-73 in Utah County. It will provide an alternative route to I-15 for commuters and residents.

The project was recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Utah Engineering Excellence Awards, earning a Merit Award in the Transportation category.