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Cable Barriers Installed on I-15 in Utah County

Cable Barriers Installed on I-15 in Utah County

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Road officials said they are hopeful new cable barriers on Interstate 15 in Utah County will prevent fatal accidents.

The Utah Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it had completed the installation of more than 22 miles of cable barrier.

The new barriers are designed to collapse during a crash. The cables absorb the vehicle impact and prevent crossover into oncoming traffic.

The first cable barriers were installed late 2003 just south of Point of the Mountain, and in the last 13 months, there's been more than 80 hits into the Utah County barriers with no fatalities.

The barriers stretch from the Alpine interchange near Utah Highway 92 to the Spanish Fork Main Street interchange.

The 22-mile project cost just over $3 million to complete

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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