You don't need to drive far to see how badly the sun is beating up Utah's roads this summer.
"It's just like a pressure cooker, you build up all this pressure in the pavement, and it's got to go somewhere and that's typically up," said Robert Stewart, UDOT Region II District Engineer.
Last month a section of I-15 in Bluffdale buckled so badly it shot a piece of the pavement straight up in the air. Repair crews had to shut down several lanes of traffic, it caused backs ups for hours. Lately it's been so hot, the road is buckling faster than normal.
"Typically we'll have between 0-5 (sections of buckled road per summer), we're up to close to 15 blowups so far this year," said Stewart.
UDOT Engineer Robert Stewart tells ABC 4 Utah Tuesday his crews need to repair a spot on Southbound I-15 near the entrance to Hwy 201 before it blows up too. They're crossing their fingers it will be the last stretch of road this summer they need to fix.
"We're hope we're out of the woods, but with these temperatures probably not," Stewart said.
Just in case he's right UDOT is asking everyone out driving, to keep their eyes peeled for peeling road.
"Just keep an eye out for signs of distress and if you happen to see some, contact us immediately so we can get out there," he said.
If you see the road buckling you can contact UDOT either by phone at 801-965-4000, or through Twitter at @utahdot.
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