Work set to begin on Union Park/Fort Union Intersection

Work set to begin on Union Park/Fort Union Intersection
Posted on 08/20/2012

Construction work is set to begin on August 24 at the intersection of Union Park Avenue and Fort Union Boulevard.  Travel lanes will be affected between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. in order for crews to make improvements to the area.


At big intersections with a lot of traffic, wait times can be as long at 150 seconds.  The intersection of Union Park Avenue and Fort Union Boulevard is one of the highest volume intersections in the valley and has a very long cycle length at peak times during the day. In fact, the Union Park corridor sees more than 65,000 cars per day with as many as 85,000 cars per day projected for 2030.

Cottonwood Heights obtained federal funds for this project, which optimizes the efficiency of this intersection by adding additional left-hand turn lanes so that more cars can turn left while the other legs of the intersection are waiting. The total project will cost about $400,000 and will include new signs, signal heads, ADA ramps, LED lights, detection equipment and striping. These improvements will help increase the overall safety at the intersection.

The contractor for the project is Hidden Peak Electric, and the project is expected to be completed within thirty days.