Friday, December 23, 2011

Construction work starting at Point of the Mountain for Murdock canal enclosure project

Heavy machinery is being used at Point of the Mountain on both sides of I-15 for a very complicated construction project directly below the freeway. The construction is part of a $150 million pipeline that will completely enclose what is now an open canal. The 21-mile canal was built in 1911 to carry water from the Provo River to irrigators and municipalities in Salt Lake County. It was enlarged in the 1940s. Officially, it is named the Provo Reservoir Canal, but for people living nearby, it's always been known as the Murdock Canal. Deseret News