RIVERDALE -- Interstate 15 figures to be a busy place this spring, as the state is set to begin the second of two large projects on the road this week.
On Thursday, work will begin on a project to rehabilitate the concrete surface of south- and northbound I-15, between the I-84 exit in Riverdale and 200 South in Clearfield.
Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders said the $4.9 million project will replace decades-old, deteriorated pavement on the interstate.
Crews will dig up the old pavement and replace it with precast blocks of pavement that are made off-site.
Saunders said that initially, crews will be measuring the segments that will be replaced and determining the depth of the present pavement.
Heavy construction will begin in the following weeks.
Saunders said the majority of the work will take place at night, during off-peak traffic hours.
"There will be some lane closures and restrictions, but we're going to try and keep the interstate running smoothly during the project," he said.
The project will likely take five months to complete, Saunders said.
Meanwhile, UDOT has started work on another project in the same general area of I-15, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound I-15, between 650 North in Clearfield and 5600 South in Roy, a distance of about 4.5 miles.
The $7 million project will be ongoing through the spring and summer and should be complete some time in September.
Saunders said the two projects will overlap with one another and that motorists traveling during construction hours may want to consider alternative routes while the projects are under way.