Submitted by Geneva Rock Products Inc.

This 10.2-mile highway project used the design-build process to accelerate the construction of a once-rural farm road that now carries 16,000 vehicles per day because of massive unanticipated growth in the area.

S.R. 68 Bangerter Highway to Saratoga Springs
S.R. 68 Bangerter Highway to Saratoga Springs

The major items of work included project design, acquisition of 220 right-of-way parcels, widening the existing road to two lanes in each direction, adding a center turn lane, bike lanes, two million sq ft of full-depth reclamation of the existing pavement, 55,000 ft of storm drain, 570,000 tons of imported aggregates, 220,000 tons of asphalt, three wildlife crossings, six box culverts, five signalized intersections, and coordinating the work of 14 separate utility companies.

At its peak there were nearly 200 workers on the job.

Project Team: Draper, Salt Lake City and Saratoga Springs, $72.5 million

Owner: UDOT
Contractor: Geneva Rock Products Inc.
Design Firm: Lochner Engineering
Start: March 2008
Finish: Sept. 2009