Partnership provides low-cost home improvement materials for the community and helps fund Habitat for Humanity projects


Habitat for Humanity volunteers will begin working this week to remove building materials such as doors, windows, cabinets and light fixtures from several UDOT-owned homes in Midvale. These homes are scheduled for demolition to accommodate a future widening project on I-15 northbound between 9000 South and the I-215 interchange. The reclaimed building materials are then sold through Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Salt Lake City, and the proceeds from these sales help fund Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build homes for those in need.

Over the past five years, UDOT and Habitat for Humanity have partnered to reclaim materials from nearly 130 houses. These houses were all acquired by UDOT as part of major construction projects to build new highways such as Mountain View Corridor or widen existing ones such as I-15 and Bangerter Highway.

Members of the media are invited to observe crews removing building materials from these homes and load them for transport to the ReStore. UDOT and Habitat for Humanity officials will be on site to offer interviews.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9:30 a.m.

7860 S. Oak St. in Midvale

Ed Blake, executive director, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity
John Gleason, UDOT public information officer

 – Volunteer crews working to remove materials from homes