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Southbound freeway between Centerville and Woods Cross gets refinished

Sep 02, 2022 10:42AM ● By Linda Petersen

Almost 4 miles of southbound I-15 between Centerville and Woods Cross is now providing a smoother ride. Photo courtesy of UDOT

UDOT has recently completed resurfacing the southbound lanes of a stretch of I-15 from Pages Lane (1600 North) in Centerville to 2600 South in Woods Cross. The new surface, known as a bonded wearing course, cost $3.5 million to install along the almost 4-mile stretch. 

The project, known as “I-15 Renewed; Centerville to Woods Cross (SB)” took place mostly at night from mid-July to mid-August to minimize disruption to the traveling public. 

“This is a project to improve the roadway and make it easier for people traveling I-15,” UDOT spokesman Mitchell Davis said. “I-15 is the most heavily-used corridor in the state of Utah.”

The project is not part of any regularly scheduled maintenance. Instead, the southbound lanes in that area were chosen for this resurfacing due to several factors which included more exposure to the elements and more visible wear and tear on those lanes than on the northbound lanes, Shaw said. 

Those lanes experience a consistently higher load due to a heavier morning commute, he said. While the lanes see the same amount of traffic in the evening, that traffic is spread out over a longer time period, resulting in lighter stress to the roadway, he said.

At this time, UDOT has no plans to resurface the northbound lanes along that stretch of I-15, Shaw said. λ