SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Between the snow and black ice on the roads in recent weeks, driving up and down Parley's Canyon has not been a cakewalk lately. ABC4 has also learned it's causing problems with lane striping. Specifically at the top of Parley's Canyon.
"I was driving down the canyon yesterday and I noticed there is a patch maybe an eighth of a mile where lines just disappear and it's really scary because you kind of get confused where you're going," Said driver Liz Sorensen.
The lanes have been this way for a couple of weeks but why? We went to UDOT to find out.
"Because of all the snow we've been getting, it's a combination of the blades and the salt solution we put down. It tends to fade out or cover up our lane striping," said Jason Davis with UDOT.
Over the summer the eastbound side of I-80 went through a major construction project including about 20 miles of new striping. The plows took out some 200 yards of it so the old stripes are starting to peek through.
"We've lost a couple hundred yards out of 20+ miles of lane striping. But unfortunately it's all in the same area and it's causing some confusion," Davis said.
But thankfully it hasn't caused any accidents.
So, When will the problem be fixed? Well, that's up to mother nature. It must be at least 30° in order to lay down temporary striping. They hope that will happen within the next week. Then, over the summer, crews will lay down permanent striping again.