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Nicholson installs soil nail walls for Utah highway interchange

Nicholson Bangerter Highway Interchange Project

Nicholson Construction Company is installing three soil nail walls for Utah’s Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) Bangerter Highway interchange project in Salt Lake County.

The highway is used by around 58,000 vehicles every day, and the new interchange is one of four that UDOT is redesigning to ease traffic.

The interchange as it will allow residents to keep their scenic views of the East Wasatch Mountains by moving traffic underneath the current highway rather than creating an overpass.

Work began in January to install a temporary soil nail wall measuring approximately 292.6m² and two permanent soil nail walls measuring 3985.5m².

The first part of the project will help contractors to install girders on the north end of the highway. The second part will support the southern bridge abutments on the east and west side.

Nicholson is expected to finish their work at the interchange this spring.

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