Utah looks toward 40-mile express lane

Utah looks toward 40-mile express lane

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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- Utah officials want to build an express lane covering some 40 miles between northern Weber County and southern Davis County.

Although some segments are already being built, Utah Department of Transportation officials say planning for the entire lane to accommodate high-occupancy vehicles is still in the early stages. They say if it's completed, it could play an important part in easing congestion along Interstate 15.

HOV lanes are designed for vehicles with two or more passengers. Single drivers can also use the lanes if they pay a monthly fee and place a sticker in their window.

UDOT's Charles Mace, manager of the lane project, says that approach may eventually be replaced with an electronic system.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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