The Utah Department of Transportation has opened construction bids for $29 million in new road projects.

The low bids include:A $28.4 million bid by a California firm to construct the final five miles of I-215 from 20th East to 39th South.

A $143,000 bid by Geneva Rock Products of Orem to improve the intersection of 27th South and State Street.

A $493,000 bid by Clark Lamb Construction of Orderville, Kane County, to improve 2.8 miles of North Fork Road in Kane County.

UDOT has also worked a compromise with Provo so that $2 million in state money earmarked for improvements on the lower end of University Avenue will now be used for improvements on the upper end of University Avenue.

Provo was concerned that construction on University Avenue between Fifth South and Sixth South would effect downtown merchants. They also expressed concerns about the safety of University Avenue from 2230 North to Olmstead.