The Mountain View Corridor transportation plan is intended to reduce traffic congestion in one of the most rapidly growing suburban areas in the US. The full plan includes a 35-mile (56-kilometer) north-south freeway connecting Interstate 80, which runs through Salt Lake County, to Interstate 15 in northern Utah County.
The plan also includes provisions for a high capacity transit line and a system of public-use trails. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, as the lead consultant to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), is providing project management, preliminary design, and public involvement services. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff also produced an eight-volume environmental impact statement that is considered one of the most complex transportation studies ever undertaken in the state. As the project develops, the project team keeps residents up-to-date through social media, weekly emails, and an interactive map and manages stakeholder response using WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Comment Sense online database.
In September 2011, the initial 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) segment in Utah County was completed. The firm performed final design for this segment and provided on-call construction engineering services. UDOT also selected WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as part of the program management team for the next phase, a 15-mile (24-kilometer) segment in Salt Lake County. A 2-mile (3-kilometer) portion of this segment opened in June 2012 and is already carrying 9,000 vehicles per day. The next segment, at 9 miles (14 kilometers) opened in October 2012.
The Mountain View Corridor project has received numerous awards, including:
- American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)--TransOvation Award (2012)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Excellence in Right-of-Way Stewardship Award (2012)
- Association of General Contractors (AGC) Utah Platinum Safety Award (2011)