US-89; Farmington to SR-193
Public Involvement and Support Services
SJ+A is currently working with the Utah Department of Transportation in the Environmental and Design phases of the US Highway 89 Project, between Farmington and Interstate 84. This project will improve regional and local mobility, enhance the system linkage between Interstate 15 and 84 on U.S. 89, address current and future travel demand on this corridor and improve safety.SJ+A has played an integral part in a new process that UDOT has adopted for this project, which allow local government agencies and UDOT to work together to develop a Unified Transportation Plan for the U.S.89 project. This process, known as Progressive Design-Build , allows for public input, contractor expertise and cost to be assessed and incorporated into the project design earlier than other delivery methods. This will help the project team design and build the right project for the area.
The U.S. 89 project will improve safety and mobility on U.S. 89 by…
- Widen U.S. 89 to three lanes in each direction;
- Add interchanges – bridges over U.S. 89 with on/off-ramps – at 200 North/400 North, Oak Hills Drive, Gordon Avenue and Antelope Drive;
- Add bridges over U.S. 89 at Nicholls Road and Crestwood Road;
- Improve connections between U.S. 89 and Main Street, S.R.193 and Interstate 84;
- Some sections of new frontage road will be constructed to improve access to existing frontage roads and local streets. This will help local traffic access the new interchanges and crossings efficiently. The frontage road system will also function as a signed bicycle route.
What have we done with this project that will set us apart from other PIs?SJ+A has lead the communication team in a strategic communications program designed to address community concerns and build project buy-in. We began by providing detailed information about the PDB process and how it incorporates public input from previous phases. Then we detailed how public input had been incorporated into the project design. Finally, we provided detailed visuals to assist the public in understanding how their input changed the design.
In order to reach the broad range of affected stakeholders, we implemented in-person and digital engagement tools to ensure accessibility to project information. In addition to our in-person open house, we provided an online open house, which saw over 6,000 unique visitors in the week of and the week following the open house at Layton High School. We also built and co-run a project Community Coordination Team (CCT) to help provide a two-way channel of communication between the project team and affected communities.
SJ+A is providing communication outreach, messaging, public involvement and facilitation services to UDOT on this project.
For questions or more information about the project please email US89@utah.gov or call 888-752-8789.