UTAH COUNTY -- The Utah Department of Transportation will widen seven miles of road on I-15 beginning this spring in an effort to improve traffic flow.
The work will be done between Spanish Fork River and the south Payson interchange, and due to public feedback the project will include a sound wall to insulate residents from the noise.
The project will add an extra lane going in each direction, widen four bridges in the area, and replace old pavement with a new layer of asphalt.
Muriel Xochimitl, UDOT, said drivers should see limited disruption to their commutes.
“UDOT is committed to minimizing those inconveniences to the traveling public,” she said. “We are widening to the center, just one lane in each direction, and maintaining two lanes open in each direction during the day, which is what’s out there now.”
UDOT officials said they do not expect delays during the day because they will leave lanes open. If they do close roads it will be overnight, and they will let the public know about closures beforehand. They hope to have the project finished by December.