I-15 buckles at Parrish Lane due to extremely high temperatures
Jul 23, 2019, 6:35 PM | Updated: 6:47 pm
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CENTERVILLE — Drivers experienced major delays from Parrish Lane on I-15 all the way back to North Salt Lake because of road buckling Tuesday.
UDOT’s John Gleason says road buckling is a result of continued extremely high temperatures, which the Salt Lake Valley has been seeing over the last week.
UDOT tells me this is because ROAD BUCKLING in the area. The buckling is all a result of the extreme heat we’ve been fixing.
It’s gonna be a long drive, they’re not going to have it fixed soon. In fact, they’re just making a temporary fix until they can do a more permanent one. https://t.co/JyZvJ2KmUQ
— Kira Hoffelmeyer (@kirahoffelmeyer) July 23, 2019
The construction affected drivers on the evening commute, and, in some cases, rerouted drivers altogether.
This happened a few years ago near the Point of the Mountain before UDOT redid the road there.
Construction crews worked to fix the road with asphalt as a temporary solution. Gleason says they have a more permanent solution later when the traffic is less congested.