Wednesday, May 23, 2012

UDOT plans I-15 work for summer

The Utah Department of Transportation is working to bring planned improvements to Interstate 15 in Iron County but say traffic impacts will be minimal overall and nonexistent during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Kevin Kitchen, public information officer for UDOT's southern region, said the construction along I-15 is focusing on repaving and constructing wildlife fences.

"On the 15 we have about a 10-year makeover cycle," Kitchen said. This makeover cycle includes filling potholes, re-sealing the road surfaces and painting new traffic lines.

Kitchen said a project to apply a micro-surface seal coat to the freeway between Cedar City and Summit is nearly complete. The Spectrum