The Strawberry Sheep Creek project is a 23-mile segment of the 31.9-mile route that connects US-6 to US-40 through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This project is one of the most scenic and rewarding projects our company has worked on during the past 2 years. This project is arguably one of the most beautiful highways in the state of Utah!
The project was executed in 3 segments:
Converted a 12.24-mile section of old dirt road to a new 2-lane paved highway and included the most challenging aspects of the project. This segment crossed into both Utah and Wasatch Counties. Major work items included the following:
- Removing the old drainage pipes and installing 64 new crossings.
- Installation of 2 structural plate pipe arches, and re-establishing streambeds
- 100,000 CY of roadway excavation and embankment
- 40,000 tons of HMA
- 58,000 tons of aggregate base
Starting at US-6 and extending for 7 miles was a worn-out stretch of paved roadway. Maintenance on this section had been minimal, and it needed to be repaired and re-surfaced. Improvements to this segment include patching existing asphalt, crack sealing, ditch reconditioning, and chip seal. The objective for this segment was to extend the life of the existing roadway.
This section began at Strawberry Reservoir and extended 3.75 miles towards US-40. A 1-mile portion of this existing paved roadway was crumbling, and beyond repair, as a result, it was pulverized, re-graded, and re-paved with new asphalt. The remaining parts of this were crack sealed and chip sealed, providing a new and improved surface for motorists.