Utah Highway Patrol to increase speed enforcement on I-15 in Lehi starting Monday

UDOT released this photo of how the Technology Corridor on I-15 will look. Photo Courtesy: UDOT

LEHI, Utah, Feb. 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol will be increasing speed enforcement on Interstate 15 in Lehi starting Monday, after UDOT crews working in the area expressed safety concerns.

“UDOT crews working alongside traffic in the I-15 technology corridor are concerned with an observed increase in speed through the corridor,” said a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol. “The construction zone speed limit through the area is 60 miles per hour. However, crews and Utah County Highway Patrol troopers have observed frequent vehicle speeds of 75, 80, 85 and even 90 miles per hour through the corridor.”

In an effort to increase the safety of the teams working next to traffic and the overall safety of commuters in the area, UHP will be conducting dedicated speed enforcement for an indefinite amount of time in the corridor, beginning Monday at 10 a.m.

The news release goes on: “Speeds are frequently reduced in work zones throughout the state due to narrow lanes, changes to on-ramp or off-ramp locations, and the proximity of construction workers to traffic. The speed reduction is even more necessary in inclement weather. In Utah, fines are doubled for traffic violations in work zones. However, initially UHP’s Tech Corridor enforcement will try to target an educational approach to inform drivers of these and additional work zone dangers.”


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