SANDY, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation will open an underpass at the 10600 S interchange this week.
The tunnel will connect the northbound I-15 off-ramp to downtown Sandy. UDOT plans to open the tunnel Wednesday morning, about six months earlier than originally planned.
"It's really a thriving area right now, and so that's really the goal is to cut down on some of the congestion here on 10600 S and allow people to get to where they're going a little bit easier," said UDOT spokesman John Gleason.
A statement from UDOT said the new underpass will improve access to the Shops at South Town and other nearby businesses, as well as improve traffic flow in the area.
"We couldn't be more excited, I think, about what it's done for this area of the valley. But most especially, of course, for the Shops at South Town and just reintroducing [...] the shopping center to a group of people that haven't been here in a while," said Heather Nash, a representative for the Shops at South Town.
The tunnel is scheduled to open the tunnel Wednesday morning at 9.
Visit udot.utah.gov for updates on other road construction projects and information on traffic in Utah.