I-80 lane closures near SLC airport scheduled for weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation recommends drivers plan for lane closures on eastbound Interstate 80 just east of the Salt Lake City International Airport this weekend.

Eastbound I-80 is scheduled to be reduced to one lane between Bangerter Highway and I-215 from Friday night at 8 p.m. to Sunday night at 8 p.m., UDOT said in a news release Thursday. 

Also, during this time, the on ramp from the airport exit, southbound Terminal Drive, to eastbound I-80 will be closed, as well as the on ramp from northbound Bangerter Highway to eastbound I-80. Drivers leaving the airport will need to use alternate routes, such as southbound Bangerter Highway to eastbound SR-201. Those using eastbound I-80 should plan for heavier than normal traffic congestion and moderate delays.

These closures will allow crews to perform maintenance work on the eastbound I-80 bridge over the Jordan River Surplus Canal. The work is being done during night hours and on the weekend to reduce delays.

UDOT also advises drivers to be aware of other restrictions scheduled during the upcoming week:

  • I-15 from Antelope Drive to Hill Field Road: Up to two lanes in each direction will be closed on I-15 from Antelope Drive to Hill Field Road in Layton each night beginning as early as 7 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen each morning in time for the commute. These closures began last week and will continue through June 22 while workers finish construction on the new Layton Crossing bridge over I-15.
  • I-15 from 12300 South to 14600 South: I-15 will be reduced to three lanes in both directions between 12300 South and 14600 South, from Saturday at 10 p.m. to Sunday at 8 a.m. Crews will be repairing pavement under warranty as part of the I-15 Point project.
  • SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon: A new paving project is scheduled to start on SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon as early as Monday. Once work begins, sections of SR-210 will be reduced to a one-lane road with flaggers controlling traffic. These restrictions will be in effect Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Drivers should use caution and obey posted signs and flaggers in the work zone. Construction will continue through early fall as crews repave the highway from the mouth of the canyon all the way to the top.

For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website here or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android.


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