UT to Ease Wasatch Front

Sat September 18, 2004 - West Edition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The federal government on Sept. 10 allocated $2.5 million in transportation funds for Utah highway projects that will help monitor and alleviate traffic congestion along the Wasatch Front.

The Intelligent Transportation System in Utah and Davis counties will receive $2.1 million. The system helps notify motorists of congestion, accidents, and alerts through a system of on-ramp meters and electronic highway signs.

This system gives individuals adequate warning so that they may choose alternate points of travel, which ultimately cuts down on unnecessary congestion along the interstates.

Another $400,000 is a portion of the federal repayment for the Interstate 15 construction completed before the 2002 Olympics, from 10800 South to 600 North.