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Utah to borrow $130 million less on roads
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Utah lawmakers are moving to borrow $130 million less than planned for highway construction — and released a list Monday of what projects would receive money from that bonding.

The House Transportation Commission voted 7-1 to approve that bonding authorization in HB173 for borrowing $2.08 billion.

Among the projects to be funded: $35 million to add capacity to Interstate 15 between Spanish Fork and Payson; $28 million to improve Riverdale Road in Ogden; $18 million for the Provo Westside Connector; $12 million for the Vineyard Connector in Utah County; and $9 million for the 1100 South interchange in Box Elder County.

Examples of other projects: $4 million to Taylorsville for planning a bus rapid transit project on 4700 South; $5.3 million to West Jordan to improve 5600 West between 6200 South and 8600 South; $4 million to Salt Lake City to improve 700 South between 2800 and 5600 West.

Lee Davidson

Transportation • Projects range from I-15 in Utah County to various upgrades on Salt Lake Valley's west side.
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