Utah Department of Transportation crews are giving commuters a gift in December — the end of major construction on I-15 between State Road 92 in Lehi and Bangerter Highway. The project is now 59 percent complete.
Commuters will have a winter-long break, then in spring crews will work on the finishing touches through that area, said UDOT spokesman John Gleason. That means a winter free of lane splits and closures.
Also in the spring major work begins on the freeway between Bangerter and 12300 South, Gleason said.
In the meantime, though, I-15 in north Utah County is a major construction zone with nighttime lane closures, narrow lanes and lane splits. For the BYU football game on Saturday, crews won’t close lanes until midnight to accommodate game traffic. Southbound lane closures will start at 9 p.m.
Crews will continue doing single-lane closures each night starting at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and even some triple-lane nighttime closures through the rest of the month, according to the project website.
When the $252 million project is complete in fall 2016, there will be at least six lanes in each direction along the 7-mile stretch of I-15 from SR 92 to 123000 South. The freeway through the project area will have durable concrete pavement and more ramp meters, new signs, fiber optics and infrastructure to improve mobility through the area.
Drivers can check udot.utah.gov/thepoint for project updates and to sign up for weekly email updates, call the project hotline at (855) POINT15 or email email@example.com.