Authorities Crack Down on Speeders in Construction Zones

Authorities Crack Down on Speeders in Construction Zones

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Authorities are cracking on speeders in Utah Valley's I-15 construction zones.

Officials are particularly watching for speeders in the stretch of Alpine's I-15 interchange to Orem's University Parkway. In that section of the interstate, which will be getting a car-pool lane, off-duty troopers are being paid to run radar during non-rush-hour times of the day.

U-D-O-T project engineer Greg Searle says they're asking the public to slow down and stay alert in the construction zones.

Even though speeding has been a problem through the construction zone, U-D-O-T opted against imposing reduced speed limits. U-D-O-T officials say they felt that reduced speeds would be a problem by causing additional bottlenecking instead of alleviating the problem.

The extra patrols will last through the fall construction season.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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