CENTERVILLE -- A $3 million project to rip up and replace pavement along a three-mile stretch of Interstate 15 is scheduled to begin today.
Utah Department of Transportation crews will start repaving southbound I-15, between Pages Lane in Centerville and 2600 South in Bountiful.
UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders said the project will take approximately 40 days to complete. All work will take place in the southbound lanes of I-15.
The project was recently listed on UDOT's Top 20 summer road projects.
Saunders said there is significant deterioration of the asphalt surface in several areas of the project and that it must be replaced before it gets worse.
"We did basically the same thing along the northbound lanes two years ago," Saunders said. "Now it's time to do the other side. If we don't fix it now, it's only going to get worse."
As part of the project, the on-ramps and off-ramps will be replaced at 400 North, 500 West/U.S.-89, 500 South and 2600 South.
Saunders said all work on the project will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. in an attempt to lessen the impact on the traveling public.
During the work, I-15 in Davis County figures to be a busy place.
Crews are currently working on a $4.9 million project to rehabilitate the concrete surface of southbound and northbound I-15, between the Interstate 84 exit in Riverdale and 200 South in Clearfield.
Farther north, crews are 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 in September.
Saunders said motorists traveling during construction hours may want to consider alternative routes while the projects are under way.