ROAD PAVING BEGINS
Crews will continue to work along Salem Canal Road doing landscaping, cleanup, and road reconstruction.
Road milling and paving to install new asphalt along Salem Canal Road has begun and will continue through next week.
At various times throughout the day there may be traffic delays while crews perform their work. Please, slow down and be careful!
SALEM CANAL ROAD CLOSURE RESTRICTIONS
Work continues along this roadway between Elkridge Drive and 1200 East.
Traffic is reduced to a single lane at the locations where the work is taking place, so please drive cautiously through the area if permitted to do so.
Traffic is directed to follow posted detour routes to circumnavigate the work zone.
Please look for an alternate route to your destination.
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Updates and the current detour route are posted frequently on the project website.
• Start Construction: September 30, 2019
• End Construction Date: July 2020
Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and material availability.
The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is constructing a 60-inch water pipeline that will convey water from Strawberry Reservoir to the cities and towns of south Utah County. This pipeline is known as the Spanish Fork Santaquin Pipeline. Water deliveries will be made to cities and towns for secondary system use from the pipeline.
A segment of the pipeline known as the Salem Reach 2 Pipeline will extend along Salem Canal Road from Elk Ridge Drive westward to approximately 1150 East in Payson. The pipeline will leave the roadway near 1150 East and travel westward across Goosenest Drive, across the Strawberry High Line Canal and cross Rocky Ridge lining up with approximately 700 South in Payson.
After the new 60-inch pipe has been installed and tested, new asphalt will be installed to replace that portion of the roadway that was excavated. The undisturbed portion of the roadway will then receive a new layer of asphalt creating an entirely new roadway surface for all traffic.
This project includes the installation of a new 42-inch HDPE pipe to be placed into the Salem Canal and then enclosed (covered). This pipe will carry the irrigation water for future deliveries beginning in 2020.
As a result of the construction work, traffic along portions of the Salem Canal Road will be closed to all but local traffic beginning September 30th, 2019. Only local traffic (to access homes and property) is permitted travel in the active work zone.
There will be one paved lane with shared access (daytime construction and landowner use) along the south side of the road. Expect to encounter significant delays and one-way traffic within the work zone.
Most of the pipeline installation work is expected to occur this fall into early winter. The replacement pipeline and reconstructed water delivery turnouts for the Salem Canal are expected to be operable at the start of the irrigation season next spring.
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Construction is anticipated to continue through the end of July 2020 with work being suspended during unfavorable weather conditions.
Please Note: Schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather, or materials availability.
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD
The construction contract was bid and awarded to Whitaker Construction based in Brigham City, Utah in April. The contractor has secured and leased a staging area east of Elk Ridge Drive and north of Salem Canal Road. Clearing of the staging area and the arrival of the pipe material is scheduled to begin mid-September 2019.
SALEM CANAL ROAD CROSS SECTION
Downloadable Project Flyers:
Project Hotline: 800-945-2744
This project began on Monday, September 30, 2019 and is expected to continue through July of 2020.
Work Hours 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Work Days: Monday—Friday
Note: Schedule is subject to change due to weather or materials availability.