The Utah Department of Transportation has opened bids on a project to begin resurfacing the only uncompleted section of I-15 in Utah.

The project is in the middle of the 15-mile section in Box Elder County and involves surfacing 8.7 miles from Garland to Belmont with concrete pavement.Of the six bids received, Ball, Ball & Brosamer of Alamo, Calif., had the apparent low bid of $10,182,300 - more than $2 million less than the engineer's estimate.

The entire 15 miles of I-15 from Tremonton to Plymouth in Box Elder County is under some phase of construction and has been broken into three construction projects.

The current project involves placing 10 inches of concrete pavement on the section of I-15 from Garland to just south of the Malad River. Also included in the project is the construction of a structure to carry I-15 over Cemetery Road.

Work on the project is expected to begin this fall. No traffic interference will result because the interstate is on an alignment west of the existing temporary I-15 route being used by traffic.