On the road again, at last
After years of construction work, 1000 West is open for business
Published: Monday, November 4, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 00:11
The ribbon cutting for the reconstruction of 1000 West on Friday in Logan brought an end to a six-year project for the city, county and state.
“The project out here, it’s been a long time coming,” said Logan Mayor Randy Watts. “It’s taken a lot of hard work, a lot of perseverance.”
The reconstructed 1000 West, now named SR-252 by the state, runs from the junction at U.S Highway 89 to 2500 North.
The project began when the Utah Department of Transportation traded two state roads with the county for 1000 West.
UDOT Spokesperson Vic Saunders said the roads traded, now owned by the county, are state roads 237 and 238. Road 237 starts on 1400 North, goes to 800 North, Hyde Park and ends on U.S. 91. Road 238 starts in Nibley, goes through Millville, Providence, River Heights and ends on Main Street.
Those two roads were traded for 1000 West, which is now owned by UDOT.
“10th West, which is on the south end, got turned over to us,” Saunders said. “And once it did, we saw that improvement needed to be made for it to become the kind of roadway that would really serve the businesses in the area.”
Overall, 322,376 yards of concrete were laid for 31 lane miles. Two lanes were added on each side to make five total, traffic signals were added on 1000 North and 1400 North and pedestrian features were added in residential areas.
Curb, gutter and sidewalk features were also reconstructed, but only in developed areas. Saunders said the unfinished areas will be the responsibility of the developer.
The first step of the process was a study required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The study allowed UDOT to examine habitats, manmade or natural, they would affect in the construction process.
UDOT realized they needed to acquire 17 homes to build the road in the way they wanted. Saunders said relocating those residents and obtaining the homes was a smooth process.