Included in those projects is preliminary work on the North Legacy Highway through north Davis and Weber counties, two projects on the Syracuse Road and the I-15 South Layton interchange.
But the proposed EXPRESSLink work through South Davis and northern Salt Lake counties will proceed, because the project is already under contract.
Last week UDOT officials announced that because of the recession and lower-than-anticipated tax revenue the agency was cutting projects statewide, with an expected savings of about $3.9 billion.
The largest project to be put on hold is 20 miles of I-15 reconstruction in Utah County, estimated to cost $2.6 billion.
The Davis County projects were nowhere near that range, but the two Syracuse Road projects combined are estimated to cost about $85 million, while the early work planned for the North Legacy is estimated at $20 million.
This year, UDOT anticipated about $3 million in sales tax. UDOT executive director Jon Njord said the agency has spent a portion of it and committed a portion to projects under contract like the EXPRESSLink, but after talks with the governor’s office, UDOT officials decided to delay those projects funded with sales tax through the state’s general fund.
Njord said the agency will hold the projects at least through the 2009 Legislative general session, and depending on how money is allocated there, Njord said he’s not sure how long the delay will last.
UDOT has 178 under contract which they will proceed with.