Heather Barnum, I-15 CORE Spokesperson, explains.
The good news is there’s no active construction work over Memorial Day weekend. But drivers will still face slow spots on I-15 from Davis to Utah County where there are narrowed lanes and shoulders, reduced speeds and shifted lanes.
Drivers can avoid delays by traveling during non-commute times and, better yet, extending their vacations. UDOT has partnered with travel venues statewide to offer discounts for leaving earlier or staying and extra day. Click on the “Stay an Extra Day” icon on UDOT’s homepage to take advantage of money-saving discounts and incentives for travel destinations and attractions throughout the state.
Go to the “Know Where Know Why” map on UDOT’s website. You can see a few projects that may cause delays near Sandy and between Lehi and Spanish Fork. As you get into Washington County, you’ll see more construction and possible delays. By knowing what to expect, you can plan your trip to avoid slowdowns.
There are 10 major construction projects on I-15 this year. I-15 CORE, which stretches from Lehi to Spanish Fork, is one of the largest projects in Utah History. It will add two lanes in both directions on I-15, extend the Express Lane from Orem to Spanish Fork, and modify or reconstruct 55 bridges and 10 interchanges. The project team is employing an aggressive timeline to complete the work by December 2012.