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UDOT focuses on Center Street for a new interchange in Spanish Fork

Latest report shows several concepts were evaluated

​​After a year of study and public feedback, the Utah Department of Transportation announced that an interchange on I-15 at Center Street in Spanish Fork will be advanced for further evaluation in the study being conducted, which UDOT has determined will be an environmental assessment (EA).

UDOT evaluated five interchange concepts in a multilevel process, which is described in the Alternatives Development & Screening Report released today. The report explains how UDOT developed, evaluated and screened several interchange concepts to improve access to and across I-15 for all users in central Spanish Fork and surrounding communities. Other concepts UDOT considered but ultimately did not advance included interchanges at 400 North, 100 South, and 900 South and a split interchange at Center Street and 1550 West.

“We are always looking at ways to enhance our communities for all users, keep traffic moving and help people get where they want, in the way they want,” UDOT Project Manager Darren Bunker said. “This study will help us make sure we’re doing that in the right way.”

The concept moving forward proposes constructing a new single-point urban interchange (SPUI) at Center Street and includes extending Center Street over I-15 to connect with 6400 South, compatibility with a potential new transit station, and adding a shared-use path, among other features.

“This was an intensive process,” Bunker added. “Community engagement is essential in helping us make informed decisions, and we greatly appreciate the community’s participation throughout the study. We’re looking forward to the next steps to help improve transportation in Spanish Fork.”

Next, UDOT will design the Center Street Interchange Concept in more detail for analysis in the EA. The EA will include virtual and in-person public hearings along with a 30-day public comment period. UDOT expects to publish the EA sometime this summer.

For more information about the Alternatives Development and Screening Report, please visit the study website.

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