Work is underway in Northern Cache Valley where crews are building a new right-turn lane on U.S. Hwy. 91 south of Richmond. The new deceleration and turn lane will allow northbound drivers to exit the highway at approximately 9100 North onto South State Street – also known as Whiskey Lane.
Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders says the new lane will improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.
“This lane will allow people to safely move over and get off the roadway without slowing down traffic for other (drivers) who are not making that turn," he said.
During the project, crews will close the right shoulder of US-91 with possible closures of the right lane in the construction zone. Saunders urges drivers to be careful near the project site, and says if the right lane is closed, flaggers will direct traffic around construction.
“What we really want people to do is just be aware that this is there; move to the left before they arrive at that location and be careful as they drive through that zone," he added.
Crews will be at the site daily this week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers should reduce speeds near the zone, and be prepared to stop at any time.