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UDOT to phase in I-15 ramp meters

Wednesday morning, ramp meters will be turned on above the northbound 10600 South and 9000 South onramps to I-15 in Sandy.

The signals will help guide and control traffic flow on the freeway, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Motorists should experience a time savings on their overall commute.

"It will basically speed up traffic flow on I-15," said UDOT spokesman Nile Easton. "There will be some backup on the ramps, but even for those people there will be a time savings because of the controlled access to I-15."

Use of the ramp meters will be phased in slowly over the next week. Wednesday, they will be on from about 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The meters are typically on from about 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Unlike other parts of the valley, the two Sandy ramp meters will be configured to allow two vehicles to proceed during a green light. The ramp meters at 12300 South will also allow two vehicles to proceed on a green light.

UDOT operates 25 ramp meters along the I-15 corridor. An additional ramp meter is located on U.S. Highway 89 at Park Lane in Farmington.