TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 26, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — High winds prevented crews from setting new girders in place for a new State Route 36 bridge Monday night, so two planned overnight closures on Interstate 80 will take place Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
The Utah Department of Transportation said in a Facebook post that westbound I-80 is now scheduled to close at State Route 36 Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The eastbound I-80 closure, previously scheduled for Tuesday, has been moved to Wednesday night, for the same hours.
The work will take place at the I-80 interchange with State Route 36, near Lake Point in Tooele County, officials said.
New girders for a new ramp bridge at the interchange will be installed during the closures, officials said.
On Tuesday night, drivers heading west will be detoured to SR-36 and SR-138, where they will be routed through Grantsville and back to the freeway. Wednesday, eastbound drivers will be detoured off the highway and back on via the SR-36 on and off ramps.
Minor traffic delays are expected in the area Thursday while crews finish installing the girders, officials said.