There is a little known secret about Adams Avenue Parkway. It’s really not about a road, it’s about the bridge. Most people don’t realize that most of the cost and efforts to construct our beautiful Parkway was centered on building the Bridge. There would be no need for the road without the bridge.
For several decades, repeated attempts were tried to persuade the State of Utah and UDOT to build a bridge with a corresponding road that would allow the connecting of I-84 to Adams Avenue. Finally, Governor Leavitt suggested that the only way the road would ever be built is if a private company were to build it.
Adams Avenue Parkway, Inc. was formed and the creation of the only current toll road in Utah was begun. Sparing no expense, a bridge was built that would allow transportation to cross the Weber River and the railroad tracks. Planning, permits, right of ways, design and construction was a formidable task. Over twenty years later, many have enjoyed and saved countless hours and fuel by using the Parkway.
Thank you, Adams Avenue Parkway!
Grand Opening Ceremony
Adams Avenue Parkway is opened for business.
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Governor Leavitt suggested that a private company would need to build the road.
I-84 was built through South Weber with an interchange that would eventually Connect to Adams Avenue.
A toll bridge was built across the Weber River. The toll was $1.00 per wagon.