Hallelujah, indeed! That stretch of highway has been the worst every time we
have driven up from SoCal.
Even when they had to pay $13 million to a losing bidder, it was worth every red
cents the whole project cost to have it done sooner and under budget.
I hear your on-ramp meter lights on the side are not down at driver sight level,
but rather up on 10-foot poles. I guess that's an oversight.
To Carl's comment: That losing bidder is the same firm that royally messed
up the Timpanogos Highway project that went over budget, over time, and had to
be reworked for shoddy quality. So I'm glad they didn't work on
I-15.To Igualmente's comment: Agreed. I don't like having
to strain my neck up to see the on-ramp meter lights.In general,
I've been surprised at how well this project has gone. It could've
had worse impacts to drivers than it did. Traffic kept flowing most of the time
and the final result is looking quite good. I still am not a fan of UDOT's
lack of progress in finding functional drainage systems for all the rain and
snow as well as a lack of a solution for visible lane markings during inclement
weather. It is hard to drive in the rain or snow when I can't see lane
markings and the water and slush don't drain off the roadway. The
high-mast lighting is a welcome addition and can help some with the visibility.
I am a fan of UDOT and their advanced planning and building concepts. Go to any
other state and they aren't ahead of schedule, underbudget or well built.
We just spent 18 months in Canada and those people on the Canada #1 project do
not know what they are doing. They are behind, over budget, it is always jammed
bumper to bumper and it's a crap shoot every day as to where the lanes
would be and which ones would be open. I for one give UDOT and most Utah
contractors a hearty Hurrah!
It doesn't matter what the speed limit is most of the people in Utah pay no
attention to it.If it is 55 they went 65 if it 65 they will go 75 and look
at you like your dirt if you go the speed limit.If it is 75 they will go 85.