Meetings were held both virtually and physically in Spanish Fork and via zoom to discuss some important new projects UDOT and UTA have in the works for Southern Utah County. The Utah Department of Transportation has opened up an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential of adding a new interchange to I-15 in Southwest Spanish Fork. This would potentially put a new interchange between the current Main Street interchange (Exit 257 A-B) and the Benjamin interchange (Exit 253). Potential interchange locations being studied as of now include 4th North, Center Street., 100 South, and 9th South.
Additionally, the Utah Transit Authority is also conducting a similar assessment evaluating options to expand the FrontRunner train system farther into southern Utah county from Provo to Payson.
UDOT, UTA, city and county officials who spoke at the Spanish Fork Interchange Openhouse made it very clear that they want to hear from the community in regard to their proposals. The public comment period is open from June 26 to July 26, and anyone who will be affected by this project, even if you live outside of Spanish Fork, is encouraged to share comments and concerns.
A full video copy of the virtual zoom meeting held on June 26 can be accessed there by going to https://udotinput.utah.gov/i15spanishforkstudy#0. Here, residents can learn more about the projects and gives information on how to post a comment or concern.