CLEARFIELD – Construction is set to start on the State Road 193 extension next spring, and completion should be within a year, Utah Department of Transportation officials say.
They provided an update on the long-awaited project to Clearfield city officials, as reported in the city’s October newsletter.
The extension will start in Clearfield but will also impact Syracuse, including near Syracuse High School, as well as West Point. It involves extending the highway from State Street, State Road 126, in Clearfield to 2000 West, ,which is State Rod 108, in West Point.
The new alignment starts at 700 South and State Street, goes west to the UTA Rail Trail, where it will turn north, running along the east side of the Freeport Center. It then will turn west to 2000 West.
The State Street to 2000 West portion will be widened to five lanes. It includes two travel lanes in each direction and a center turning lane. A new bridge will be built over the Union Pacific/UTA railroad corridor. Clearfield’s 200 South will connect directly to Center Street and function as a residential access road. That will facilitate preserving the O. Wayne and EuVola M. Thornock Park in the area. In addition, a sound will will be built nxt to 200 South from 1000 West to 2000 West, and a six-foot privacy fence will be built adjacent to 200 South from 1000 West to Center Street.
Beyond that, therre will be improvements to the pedestrian trail fom 2000 West to the Rail Trail, including two trail underpasses.
“When completed, the S.R. 193 Extension Project will improve mobility for northern Davis County, taking pressure off Antelope and 300 North, and providing more efficient access to the Freeport Center and surrounding area,” said Randy Jefferies, UDOT project manager.
Original plans were to have the extension completed by this fall, but Jefferies said the complexity of the project and number of stakeholders involved meant it took longer to move forward.
For more information check out the Nov.22 edition of Davis Clipper.