Slow down through the freeway construction zone! The speed limit is 60 MPH for only a few miles and workers are everywhere. Watch out for them.
Last week, Representative Kay Christopherson (R) Dist. 56 and I had the opportunity to meet with about 75 crew members of the I-15 tech corridor project at the beginning of National Safety Week.
Most of the crew were there for a pep talk by management and foreman on safety as well as to pass some safety requirement seminars. It was a pleasure speaking with these workers who are from all over the state and work on this project as well as others.
When you look at these people in the eyes and then look at the freeway behind them with thousands of vehicles traveling 60, 70, 80 or more miles per hour, you quickly realize they truly work in some dangerous situations. In many cases they are working within a few feet of the freeway exposed to speeding traffic.
As you drive through the work zone, slow down! The speed limit is 60 MPH for only 3-4 miles. Watch out for those workers.
The I-15 tech corridor project started about a month ago and will widen the freeway from SR-92 to Lehi Main Street, replace interchanges at SR-92 and 2100 North, replace several bridges, add a one way frontage road system, and a Triumph Blvd. overpass. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2020.
A. Cory Maloy
A. Cory Maloy (R) was elected to the Utah House of Representatives for District 6 on Nov. 8, 2016