(Day 53 of the 365 day photo challenge 02-24-2012)
I mentioned in a former blog post that the I-15 runs right through Utah, and is the main highway that connects Utah Valley to the Salt Lake Valley. One thing I didn't mention is all the insane road work that's going on.
Back in 2010 construction began to expand the highway to accommodate the large population that lives here. It's been quite a project, dealing with constant road closers, off ramp closers, and so forth. At one point, the highway actually split into two sections, one way, and if you weren't paying attention and ended up on the left side of the split, chances are you could miss the off ramp you needed. This phase of the construction even got a commercial spot in the theaters, warning people to be aware of which lane they were in, so you wouldn't miss your exit. Actually, it was quite fun, and I would purposely hang in the left lane.
The current phase of work is supposed to end at the end of this year, and let's just say, I can't wait! It'll be nice, too, because with all the road congestion in the two valleys, this will make rush hour all the nicer.
Anyone who lives here and would like information on the construction, road closers, and other tid-bits, you can find what you need here.
This photo has nothing to do with the theme of this entry, only that I took it on the same time, and was amused by those prickly balls hanging on the tree.
Have a great day!