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Utah County lawmakers support bonds to rebuild I-15

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(KSL News) Utah County lawmakers stood together today in support of bonds that will help fund the reconstruction of I-15.

The freeway project from Payson to Sandy will cost about $5 billion. Some of that money will come from sales tax, but most will come from bonds issued by the state Legislature.

Lawmakers say there is no better time to rebuild because construction costs are so low.

Orem Mayor Jerry Washburn said, "Estimates are coming through at about 60 cents on the dollar. If it's possible to build I-15 with a great reduction in expenditure, it would be a huge benefit for all of the taxpayers in the state."

The lawmakers are urging the Legislature to issue the bonds nowso construction can begin.

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