With more than $1 billion tied up in north-south routes, Utah DOT says their east-west feeders also need work

The transportation department has hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in near future projects on high-capacity, north-south running highways.

But the state says work also needs to be done on several east-west routes that feed into them.

During the next two years, the Utah Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work on a $275 million reconstruction of U.S. 89 between Farmington and Interstate 84 in South Weber; a $175 million project on Interstate 15 that will add new Express Lanes between Hill Field Road and Interstate 84 near the Riverdale/Ogden border; and a $610 million extension of the Legacy Parkway known as the West Davis Corridor.

With more than a billion dollars slated for the three big Northern Utah highways, UDOT says it’s imperative that major east-west feeder roads have enough capacity to effectively shuttle commuters too.