Construction work to resurface Bangerter Parkway from 13800 South to Manilla Drive is nearing completion. As part of the project, two new traffic lanes will be added when the road is restriped. The final lane configuration will consist of two travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, for a total of five lanes. The new traffic lanes will ease the increasing traffic congestion on this roadway.
Previously, Bangerter Parkway had very wide shoulders that were sometimes used for parking and biking. The new shoulders will not be wide enough to support either of these uses. The intent of the city is to widen Bangerter Parkway in the future to provide enough road width to add dedicated bike lanes. The timing of such a project is undetermined at this time.
Unfortunately, the city did not have enough funding available to widen the road to add dedicated bike lanes with the current resurfacing and restriping project. Until the road is widened and dedicated bike lanes are installed, vehicles can use the inside lanes to pass bikers who are occupying the outside lanes (with the new lane configuration).