Interstate 15 is a major Interstate Highway in the western United States. I-15 begins near the Mexico–US border in San Diego County and stretches north to Alberta, Canada, passing through the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Montana. The interstate serves the cities of San Diego, Las Vegas, St. George, Salt Lake City, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Butte. It also passes close to the urban areas of Orange County, California, Los Angeles County, California, Provo, Utah, Ogden, Utah, and Helena, Montana. The stretches of Interstate 15 in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona have been designated as the “Veterans Memorial Highway”.
Interstate 15 was built to connect the Inland Empire with San Diego in California, facilitate tourism access to Las Vegas, provide access to the Arizona Strip, interconnect all of the Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Utah except for Logan, and provide freeway bypasses for Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Great Falls. Since its creation, I-15 has served as a long-haul route for North American commerce.