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The summer construction season is expected to begin next week with two projects on U.S. Highway 89/91, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

One of those projects is intended to increase safety and traffic flow in Logan where U.S. 89/91 and 1000 West come together, said UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders. The project includes widening of US 89/91 to accommodate a northbound left-turn lane and installing a traffic signal at the intersection, creating a four-way intersection.

A private developer will complete the southwest leg and continuation of 1000 West at a future time, Saunders said.

Preliminary work to clear structures from the right of way and to remove soil along the shoulders is expected to begin May 14. The majority of this work will be conducted at night, typically from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Crews will be working primarily Sunday night through Friday morning, though occasional day work will also take place. This project is expected to be completed by the end of August, subject to weather conditions, and manpower, equipment and materials availability.

Saunders states there should be limited congestion caused by the work, but motorists with time-sensitive travel are always encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternate routes.

On the same day, Saunders states, construction teams will begin repaving a 5-mile segment of Main Street from 1000 North in Logan, to approximately 900 South in Smithfield. This project also includes the installation of traffic signals at 1600 and 3100 North.

According to Saunders, the roadway will be restricted to one lane in each direction, and travel lanes will be narrowed from 12 feet to 11 feet wide. Motorists should anticipate moderate travel delays, and while this work is being conducted at night to mitigate traffic congestion, drivers with time-sensitive travel should plan ahead and use alternate routes.

The intersection of 1600 North and Main Street is scheduled to be closed up to 30 days when crews install the traffic signal there. The intersection at 3100 North will be constructed later this year and those details will be announced as they become available, Saunders states.

Weekly construction progress updates via email can be requested by contacting the project team at “US91&” or call the project hotline at 800-278-4282.

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