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U.S. 40; Vernal Main Street Drainage Improvement Project
UDOT Construction Update: March 5, 2021
Work on the Vernal Main Street Drainage Improvement Project has resumed. Crews are finishing work in Section 1 from 400 West to Vernal Avenue and will begin work in Section 2 and 3.
Section 1 – 400 West to Vernal Avenue
Section 2 – Vernal Avenue Intersection
Section 3 – Vernal Avenue to 500 East
In each section, most work will occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Nearby businesses and residents should expect open trenches and use caution while travelling in the area. Business access will be maintained. No water service or utility interruptions are anticipated.
On September 14, 2020, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) started phase II of the U.S. 40; Vernal Main Street Drainage Improvement Project. The first phase, which installed a storm drain bypass at 600 West and Main Street (U.S. 40), was completed summer 2020. Phase II includes the installation of a new storm drain under Main Street between 400 West and 500 East and will be completed in three sections over 10 months. Work is anticipated to be complete Summer 2021.
The new storm drain will help increase the system’s capacity and reduce the occurrence and severity of flooding in downtown Vernal.