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New roads in Utah County move closer to reality

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Randall Jeppesen reportingSome needed new major roads are becoming closer to a reality in Utah County.

A new road planned to be built in the next couple of years could allow commuters to drive from Saratoga Springs to Orem on major roads, without ever using I-15.

The Utah Department of Transportation's Scott Thompson says the state transportation commission this week approved $170 million for what's being called the vineyard connector, so things look good.

"That certainly puts all the project folks at ease that that road's going to happen now," Thompson said.

This road would connect 800 North in Orem to the new 1000 South road to Saratoga Springs. Another $60 million has been set aside to expand the Highland-Alpine Highway.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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