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UDOT: It's illegal to trespass in active construction zones

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It's illegal to trespass in an active construction zone, the Utah Department of Transportation said. (Photo: UDOT / Twitter)

It's illegal to trespass in an active construction zone, the Utah Department of Transportation said.

The reminder from the state transportation agency was specifically referring to the Mountain View Corridor that is under construction in Saratoga Springs.

The post stated in part:

Trespassing can impact construction timelines and costs. If you see any violators, please contact the Saratoga Springs Police Department.

Additional work is also being done on Pony Express Parkway starting Thursday. The widening project begins on the north side between Hidden Valley Parkway and Lone Tree Parkway.

According to state code, if a person is caught trespassing in a construction zone, that individual could be charged with anything from criminal trespass (a misdemeanor) to burglary (a felony), depending on what the person was doing while at the site.

Criminal trespassing may be charged up to as high as a class A misdemeanor. Utah penalties for a class B misdemeanor can include up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Utah penalties for a class A misdemeanor can include up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

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