New HNTB-designed highway addresses growing population and future transportation needs
SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 18, 2024) – HNTB Corporation joined the Utah Department of Transportation, elected officials and more than 2,500 people to celebrate the opening of the highly anticipated West Davis Highway. It opened to traffic earlier this month, following the community celebration in Farmington, Utah. The new 16-mile, 4-lane divided highway began construction in 2021.
HNTB served as the project’s lead designer to the Farmington Bay Constructors joint venture. It included construction of a system-to-system interchange, multiple local interchanges, intersection improvements, and construction of connecting roadways as well as a trail system. The project was delivered through a best value design-build procurement.
“We want to congratulate UDOT, FBC and the entire team on the completion of this transformative project for the people of Utah,” said Michelle Dippel, HNTB West Region president. “West Davis will reshape how the region moves for decades to come and HNTB is proud to have played a role.”
This first phase of construction connects to I-15 and Legacy Parkway at approximately Glovers Lane in Farmington, extending west and north, terminating at 4500 West and the future extension of S.R. 193 in West Point, Utah.
“Along with our partners at Farmington Bay Constructors, we take pride in seeing Utah travelers using the West Davis Corridor to connect with important people and places in their lives,” said Dominic Spaethling, HNTB vice president and Salt Lake City office leader.
According to UDOT, by 2040, the number of homes in western Davis and Weber counties will increase by 65%. This growth is expected to increase travel delays in this area by 62%, even with all other planned transportation projects. The new West Davis highway will help address the growing population and meet future transportation needs.