Heather Barnum I-15 CORE Spokesperson is here with information to help make your holiday travel less stressful.
• Tips for reducing delays:
o Never leave on Friday during commute time
o Try to return home before the afternoon or later in the evening on Sunday and Monday.
o Plan ahead and know where potential construction delays may be and any options for alternatives. Use the interactive map that displays the major construction projects at www.udot.utah.gov.
o “Stay an Extra Day” if possible. UDOT has partnered with travel venues and attractions throughout the state to offer discounts and incentives if you extend your summer travel. Offers are available for everything from discounted hotel stays to family activity discounts. For a complete list, visit UDOT www.UDOT.Utah.gov click on the “Stay an Extra Day” button.
o Carpooling. Fewer cars on the road equal less congestion.
• The other big thing this weekend that will affect travel on I-15 in Utah County is the first BYU football game. With this being the first game of the season and with the I-15 CORE construction going on, we encourage those attending the game to allow yourself even more time to get to the game.
• We’re working with Orem and Provo city on traffic coordination to time the lights for more efficient flow to and from I-15. Listen to the radio for frequent updates of where we’re opening roads with open capacity.
• We’ll also have a special fourth quarter text for fans who subscribe to our CORE update by texting “i15” to 53535.
• Nothing with UDOT projects that will affect Utah game.
• The best thing you can do is stay informed. There are a number of ways you can do this:
o Interactive maps (Know Where Know Why, I-15 CORE)
o Sign up for email updates at UDOT.Utah.Gov
o Text “UDOT” to 53535 or for specific information on I-15 CORE text “i15” to 53535
o Twitter and Facebook links on UDOT.Utah.Gov
o CommuterLink for real time traffic
For more information on traffic and construction projects visit UDOT at: www.UDOT.Utah.gov