If you have driven up Taylor Mountain Road you have definitely noticed the new smooth ride. The project will be deemed complete this month. Planning on the Taylor Mountain Road project started in 2016 with the Uintah County Road Department and the Forest Service submitting a grant through the FLAP Federal Lands Access Program. The work stretches from the forest service line to the water treatment plant for a total of 6.5 miles. It was turned over to the Uintah Transportation Special Service District in 2019 and after being postponed due to COVID, designs were ready at the end of 2021. “The fact that the majority of the contractors were local brought a lot of value to this project,” shares Uintah Transportation Special Service District Executive Director Cheryl Meier. “The project was approved as a 12 million dollar project but we came in at just about 10 million. Federal Highways said the compaction numbers came in as the smoothest Road that they have done this year in the country. This project really went as smooth as they can be,” continues Meier. “We also addressed the drainage issues that happen up there. Removing and replacing all culverts and in some cases making them bigger.” Federal Highways selected Burdick Materials for the construction bid.