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"Patience" seems a word worth emphasizing as Utah motorists head into the summer holiday season. In many instances, it will require great patience to navigate through some of the state's most popular highways and byways.
The Utah Department of Transportation reports that some 30 "significant" road construction projects are underway throughout the state. Add to that, the scores of projects being undertaken by county and municipal road crews and it will be difficult to go very far in a vehicle this summer without encountering some sort of delay or disruption to travel plans.
As UDOT suggests, it is wise to plan ahead to avoid frustrating delays. The UDOT website at http://www.udot.utah.gov/knowwhereknowwhy/ offers a guide to identify each project's location and construction schedule, along with suggested alternate routes. If you're heading out, it is worth checking out.
Still, that word "patience" looms large.
"Bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint," is how the dictionary defines patience. "Manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain," is another definition.
In this age when uncontrolled road rage occurs with increased frequency, KSL makes a plea for calm and forbearance, in short patience. Like it or not, road construction is a fact of life and there's often no easy way to get around it.