UDOT Donates Mountain View Corridor Items to Habitat for Humanity
The Utah Department of Transportation continued its partnership with the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity this month by donating reusable items from its 5775 West 4100 South location near the Mountain View Corridor.
The building, which is adjacent to Hunter High School, served as the Mountain View Corridor onsite command center for the 5400 South to 4100 South construction project. This extension of MVC opened to the public on Nov. 18, 2017 after an Ugly Sweater 5k and Fun Run Grand Opening event.
After the completion of the project, UDOT worked with Habitat for Humanity to salvage various artifacts. The items are then sold in the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to fund low-income housing projects. Any items not sold are either recycled or donated.
Assistant ReStore Manager Layne Burrows led a team of volunteers to extract the items before the holidays. Items ranging from desks to lockers, doors and sinks were salvaged by the volunteers.
According to UDOT MVC Project Director Joe Kammerer, Habitat for Humanity simplifies the process of recycling materials from property UDOT acquires during the course of a construction project.
“UDOT’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a great example of government agencies and the public service sector working together to benefit those in need,” Kammerer said.
UDOT and Habitat for Humanity partnered on other notable projects, such as past MVC and Bangerter Highway construction.
The remaining land will be donated to Granite School District for conditional public service use.
Mountain View Corridor is using a phased construction approach designed to balance transportation needs with available funds. Initial construction includes two lanes in each direction with signalized intersections and biking and walking trails. Future construction will build out the remainder of the corridor by converting intersections to interchanges and adding inside lanes to achieve a fully functional freeway. Mountain View Corridor will eventually be a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to S.R. 73 in Utah County.