Today, UDOT introduced the public to three significant design changes on the mega-project I-15 CORE in Utah County. The changes will make the project better for road users during construction and after project completion.
Director John Njord spoke to reporters today at the I-CORE construction office in Lehi, Utah.
Better flow through the S-Curves: UDOT worked with contractors to modify the work zone near the S-Curves located between University Parkway and Provo Center Street Interchanges. This change allows all lanes — three in each direction — to be open during construction. The result means less delay for commuters.
Improved connectivity: The interchange design at Provo Center Street has been modified to allow integration with existing streets. This new design is a better blend with the Provo City’s plans for the area and will also be a more intuitive road-scape for drivers to navigate.
A safer walk: A planned pedestrian walkway near Utah Valley University has been switched to an under-the-road structure. This change is safer for pedestrians and better for traffic flow. The new design will give pedestrians, mostly UVU students, exclusive use of the crossing. And the crossing won’t require pedestrian signals which interfere with traffic flow.
See a map: I-15 CORE Project Area Map