Provo, UTAH – State officials said that the Porter Rockwell Boulevard now connects Mountain View Corridor to I-15, and congestion on I-15, Redwood Road, and Bangerter Highway is expected to decrease.
The completed Porter Rockwell Boulevard provides new transportation options for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as drivers. Beneath the new bridge, pedestrians and bicyclists can safely access the Jordan River Parkway Trail from Porter Rockwell Blvd. The new road features a 10-foot path along the north side, which will provide the first east-west connection for pedestrians and bicyclists south of 12300 South.
The new Porter Rockwell bridge is 435 feet in length and 65 feet high, making it one of the longest and tallest bridges of its kind in Utah. It spans the Jordan River and the UTA and Union Pacific railroad tracks.
Porter Rockwell Boulevard was constructed in phases over the past decade to meet the transportation demands of Salt Lake and Utah counties, two of the most rapidly growing counties in the country. The Porter Rockwell bridge is the final phase of this effort by UDOT and Bluffdale to construct a new east-west route to connect I-15, Mountain View Corridor and Redwood Road at the far southern end of Salt Lake County.