Construction Project Closes Dixon Drive

May 23, 2008 OGDEN, Utah – The Utah Department of Transportation is beginning a realignment of Dixon Drive at Weber State University, aimed at improving the flow of traffic on and off the Ogden campus.

Beginning May 27, Dixon Drive, which runs parallel to Harrison Boulevard along the western edge of the WSU Ogden campus, will be closed. The campus entrances at 3850 S. and 4000 S. along Harrison Boulevard also will close at that time.

The closure will allow UDOT crews to create two traffic circles along Dixon Drive, designed to move vehicles on and off campus more efficiently. As part of the project, the entrance at 4000 S. will be moved north to 3950 S., where it will feed into one of the new roundabouts.

The renovated entrances to campus will feature signal lights and turning lanes aligned with the traffic circles to allow for a continuous flow of vehicles. UDOT studies indicate the roadwork on campus also will improve the flow of traffic on Harrison Boulevard in front of the university.

Campus traffic and UTA bus routes will be detoured around the Dixon Drive closure.
During the construction, visitors to campus will need to use the Edvalson Street or 4100 S. entrances to campus.

Once the roundabouts and new entrances are open, the Edvalson Street intersection with Harrison Boulevard will become a one-way campus exit. The 4100 S. entrance to campus will be closed.

The project is expected to be completed by mid to late August, prior to the start of fall semester.

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Contact:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu

For Our Campus Community:

Click here to learn more about how the Dixon Drive project will affect students, faculty and staff this summer, as well as changes to traffic patterns on the Ogden campus.

For more info about all the summer construction projects on campus, visit
weber.edu/construction.