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Lane closures on I-15 in Lehi for light pole removal

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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for daytime lane closures on I-15 near the Tech Corridor in Lehi. Crews will be removing light poles beginning Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crews will be closing two northbound lanes and one southbound lane during this work. Drivers can expect minor delays.

Last December, a series of winter storms knocked down a 120-foot light pole on I-15 in Lehi. UDOT removed 27 light poles of similar size and height and launched a thorough investigation into what caused the initial pole to fall.

After independent studies revealed all the high-mast light poles were manufactured incorrectly, UDOT has now decided to remove the remaining 80-foot tall poles currently located between the Lehi 2100 North and Main Street interchanges. The replacement poles will be paid for by the original poles’ warranty. 

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The light poles will eventually be replaced and continue to be inspected annually.

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