Construction woes may lead to traffic jams and delays for the Holi Festival of Colors

http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/construction-may-cause-traffic-delays-for-holi-fes/23482/WQlGvLGbNE2uhayxJa9HqQ

Participants dance and throw colored chalk during the Holi FestiSPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – An eccentric cloud of colorful dust covered the sky as people from all walks of life gathered for the Holi Festival of Colors.

“The place is packed, the colors are inexpensive, you can be here all day long.  There are a variety of bands.  Everyone is so friendly, everything is such an uplifting environment.  I can’t think of a better way to spend your Saturday with your children,” said Che Lamothe, from Provo.

The Festival of Colors is a tradition from India that can be traced back to the 16th century.  It signals the beginning of Spring.  The colors, signify the throwing of your worries to the wind, and it’s popularity has been growing.

“People are very inspired by the festival.  They like the culture, the positivty of it.  So, yeah, they’re expanding all over the country,” said Eric Champagne, a who came for the festival from Los Angeles.

But, to get there, festival goers will have to deal with construction at the Point of the Mountain.  The project will widen I-15 and still has about a year and a half of work left.  When it’s done, six lanes will exist in both direction.

While the construction may cause headaches for commuters.  The playful battlefield of colors will be well worth it for anyone making the drive.

The festival will run today and tomorrow, March 28-29.  log on to http://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com for ticketinformation.

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