Traffic Congestion Worsens in Utah County

Traffic Congestion Worsens in Utah County

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(Provo-AP) -- Traffic is getting worse in Utah County, and transportation planners are saying it's going to take some new thinking before things get better.

Wider roads alone won't do the trick, they say.

Traci Conti of the Utah Department of Transportation says carpooling and more mass transit will help in the future. But people will have to give up the long-held "one-person, one-car" mentality.

The Provo area WILL be able to begin some new road construction projects, now that a two-and-a-half year moratorium has been lifted. Air quality concerns had put new road projects on hold. But the state re-evaluated air pollution in Utah County -- and now says the air meets federal air-quality standards.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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