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  • Work Beginning On US-91 From Smithfield to Idaho Line Tuesday, May 27
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    Published - 05/23/14 - 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Road Construction
    Road Construction
    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists that roadwork will begin on US-91, between Smithfield and the Idaho state line, beginning Tuesday, May 27.

    This work will include a chip seal across all four lanes of the roadway, which was completely reconstructed in 2007. Work will begin on Tuesday and should be complete in mid- to late July. Roadwork will take place from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Occasional Saturday work may be necessary to complete some portions of this project.

    A chip seal is the main feature of this project. The “chips” used in a chip seal are small pea-sized rocks that are applied to the roadway with an asphalt emulsion. Once the chips are rolled into the asphalt with heavy equipment, vehicles are allowed to drive on it.

    However, motorists are reminded to reduce their speed significantly once the chips are initially applied, as these small rocks can easily be dislodged and fly up and damage windshields. While the contractor will make every effort to control this so-called "fly rock," restricting vehicle speeds is the most effective way to reduce the potential for any damage.

    During this work crews will keep one lane of traffic open in each direction, except at the areas of the traffic signals. Flaggers will be present and motorists are expected to follow their directions when in the zones where work is being performed.

    To receive periodic e-mail updates about this project, please send a request to 91chipseal@utah.gov. For general questions, concerns or updates, please contact the project team via it's hotline at (855)307-9363.
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