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'I-15 Technology Project' nears completion; major onramp in Lehi to open Wednesday

Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 14:30:10-04

LEHI, Utah — A massive reconstruction project on I-15 in Utah County is in its final phase, and a new onramp near Thanksgiving Point is scheduled to open Wednesday morning.

That should immediately help ease traffic flow in the area, especially for those who live in the quickly growing areas west of Lehi.

The on-ramp that takes drivers from 2100 North onto I-15 south in Lehi will be in use for Wednesday morning’s commute.

“This is our third and final construction season as part of the project, we are going to wrap up this fall,” said UDOT project manager, Boyd Humpherys.”

Since this I-15 reconstruction project started in January of 2018, it’s been a bit of a challenge for drivers coming from the west to get onto I-15, especially during peak drive times.

The “I-15 Technology Corridor” will be a key roadway in the “Silicon Slopes” area.

“We have seen a lot of growth here,”Humpherys said. “So this project is designed to accommodate the traffic that we’re going to see now as well as the growth we’re going to see in the future,”

“Utah is a focal point for technology now, so you have companies that are moving in here, more people that are moving in here, we need to stay ahead and plan for that growth,” added UDOT spokesman, John Gleason. “And so now, widening that from four lanes to six lanes in both directions, you are going to see traffic moving through there more efficiently.”

The entire project is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.