Infrastructure in Evanston

infrastructureEvanston is the next frontier on the Wasatch Front, providing businesses with the ideal environment for growth. Located less than 1 hour southwest of Salt Lake City the community has available land and commercial properties, making it a prime location for new business and business relocation. Salt Lake City International Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes southwest on Interstate 80 for employees to have easy access to direct international flights. In addition, Uinta county has 2 local airports for additional travel needs.  Evanston and Uinta County businesses have access to 2 major highways, Union Pacific 6 mile main rail line, a shovel ready Industrial Park that is prime and ready with broadband and utilities.

Evanston is full of natural resources, mountains, hills, rivers and greenfield land. The community is warm and welcoming and is known for its local charm, and quaint downtown.

Interstates and Highways 

Evanston and Uinta County have 2 major highways that run within the county and lead to major cities. Interstate 80 runs Southwest to Salt Lake City Utah and west to Rock Springs.  Highway 189 running North and South.  Enjoy a scenic drive North to Yellow Stone National Park.

Union Pacific Main Line

Evanston is a railroad town, offering businesses the direct rail access they need to move materials and products throughout the country. The railroad played an important role in the development of the community. The Union Pacific Railroad Complex in Evanston was built to serve the Union Pacific Railroad main line running through Evanston. The first train arrived in December 1868 and the complex's brick buildings were built in 1912. The Union Pacific Railroad Complex features a roundhouse with 27 stalls built during the 1912 improvement phase, replacing an earlier roundhouse built in 1871. The complex was the chief service point on the UP main line between Ogden, Utah and Green River Wyoming. Five brick structures remain: the roundhouse, machine shop, gas building, storehouse and the mineral building. Five frame buildings include an office, a woodworking shop and a company store.

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Evanston and Uinta County have three airports within close proximity including one County Airport within the Uinta County border and one municipal airport, Kemmerer Municipal Airport, located one hour North. The Evanston-Uinta County Airport boasts a 7,300 foot runway, offers competitive fuel prices, on-site rental cars and plenty of ramp and heated hangar space. Fort Bridger Airport is just 44 minutes away and offers 24 hour fuel, a pilot’s lounge, restrooms, aircraft maintenance, courtesy transportation and hangar leasing.

Evanston also offers access to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). SLC is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away, and can accommodate most international travel for employees and business owners.  SLC is the 23rd busiest airport in North America and the 85th busiest in the world. More than 370 flights depart daily to 99 nonstop destinations.

Industrial Park in Wyoming

Evanston is an ideal location for companies in search of commercial property in Wyoming near Salt Lake City. The Shovel Ready Industrial Park, Union City Business Park is 100+ acres and is 1 mile from Interstate 80. It is a city owned planned development prime and ready with water, sewer, gas and fiber. Located adjacent to the newly expanded 18-hole Purple Sage Golf Course. Union Road provides improved access into the Union Center and Interstate 80 is less than one mile from the park. Developable land is available for light and heavy Industrial uses, Office uses and research and development uses. The Industrial Park is close to residential neighborhoods and historic downtown Evanston.

Infrastructure Fast Facts

  • Union Pacific Railroad built 1912
  • UP Main Line runs 6 miles
  • Daily Freight Service offered
  • Major Highway WY 89
  • Major Interstate 80
  • Uinta County Burns Field Local Airport
  • Local Runway 7300’x100’ asphalt runway
  • 80+ Acre Shovel Ready Business Park
  • Sub-dividable Industrial Park
  • UP Rain Main Line adjacent to Industrial Park
  • Industrial Park natural gas
  • Industrial Park municipal sewer and water
  • Industrial Park electrical lines
  • Industrial Park for sale or lease

Business couldn’t be better in the Wasatch Front.  We welcome all questions and inquiries in regards to moving your business to Evanston and Uinta County. We also provide site selection assistance for anyone looking for commercial property in Wyoming or commercial property near Salt Lake City.