LEHI, Utah — Drivers who travel on I-15 through Lehi will start seeing a big decrease in travel times beginning Friday.
The Utah Department of Transportation is opening up two new lanes in both directions of I-15 from Main St. to SR-92.
"As of today, six lanes are now open in both directions on I-15 in Lehi, from Main Street to S.R. 92. Now it’s easier to get to and from work and do business in Silicon Slopes. Before the I-15 Technology Corridor project started, there were just four lanes on I-15 in this area. Removing this bottleneck will reduce travel times on I-15 by up to 50%," a Facebook post from UDOT said.
As part of the project, UDOT replaced the old pavement with new concrete along the Tech Corridor.
"Crews also built 17 bridges, including a new bridge over I-15 at Triumph Boulevard; redesigned the interchanges at S.R. 92 and 2100 North; and added a new-to-Utah one-way frontage road system and several new on- and off-ramps between those two interchanges," the post said.
Over the next two months, crews will finish the project by completing a new trail network, working on landscaping, and installing new fences, lights, signs and barriers. Some overnight and weekend road closures are expected.