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Herbert kicks off Utah County highway project

Herbert kicks off Utah County highway project



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has kicked off a two-year, $139 million project to reconstruct a Utah County highway that will feature a commuter lane design never used in the state before.

The Highland Highway, or state Route 92, will ultimately split into an expressway that will speed commuters to the freeway with no lights.

Two adjacent lanes in each direction will let shoppers and residents reach their destinations without using the expressway.

The 6-mile project will be finished in summer 2011.

On Wednesday Herbert attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the road. He and transportation officials say it diminishes congestion, boosts the local economy and introduces the state to a design that lets drivers bypass intersections.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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