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UDOT Bridge Work Underway

Article Date: 
29 April, 2011 (All day)

 

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and truckers using Interstate 84, as well as local residents in eastern Morgan County, that work will begin on a project to replace the roadway decks of the I-84 bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad at Taggart, Morgan County, beginning this week.

UDOT will begin preliminary work to replace the decks on these bridges, located between Morgan and Croydon on I-84.  This stretch of I-84 is located in a very narrow canyon, which runs parallel to the Union Pacific Railroad’s transcontinental Overland Route.  The two bridges being resurfaced cross the railroad line immediately east of the Taggart interchange (Exit 108).   

Because of the narrowness of the right of way traffic will be diverted onto the opposite side of the freeway into two-way traffic, as work is being completed on each bridge.  For this reason the east bound on-ramp to I-84 from Taggart will be closed when present east bound bridge is being re-decked, which will take approximately four to five weeks to complete.  During this period, motorists and participants in the dining and recreational activities at the Taggart interchange will have to travel west just over a mile to the Ranch Exit (Exit 106), where they will be able to return east bound on I-84.

During this project, wide loads may be prohibited on I-84 between I-80 at Echo and US-89 in Uintah/South Ogden.  East- and west bound interstate Wide Loads may detour via I-80 in Parley’s Canyon.  For more information about alternate Wide Load Routing, oversized load trucking and rigging companies should contact the UDOT Motor Carrier Division’s Superload’s Group at 801-965-4892.