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I-15 reconstruction project set for Utah County



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Department of Transportation has scheduled 20 miles of Interstate 15 in Utah County for a $2.6 billion reconstruction project.

The I-15 interchange in American Fork at Main Street is to be rebuilt using a two-bridge, diamond-shaped engineering concept developed in Europe that officials hope will be more efficient.

The interchange, which is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2010, will be one of the first of its kind in the United States. Construction on a diamond interchange is under way in Springfield, Mo.

The entire I-15 project is expected to be finished by the fall of 2014.

The project includes additional travel lanes along I-15, the rebuilding or modification of 11 freeway interchanges and the replacement of 55 aging bridges.

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Information from: Deseret News

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

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