Interstate 15 Express Lanes project to begin Saturday

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DAVIS/WEBER COUNTY, Utah, May 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Construction on the new Interstate 15 Express Lanes project will officially start Saturday, UDOT says.

The $169 million project, which spans both Davis and Weber counties, will widen I-15 to four lanes in both directions by adding Express Lanes from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road, according to the Utah Department of Transportation website. Once complete, UDOT’s Express Lanes will be 80 miles long; the longest continuous Express Lanes in the country.

Officials have not given the exact closure times as yet, but UDOT said in a tweet Thursday evening: “Night lane closures will begin as early as Saturday. Stay ahead of road work by signing up for text and email updates about what’s happening in the work zone here.”

The tweet added: “This project will help increase mobility and reduce congestion along I-15. Construction is expected to continue through 2020.”

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The project will also add:

  • New bridges over I-15 at Church Street and 200 South
  • Extended on-ramp from Layton Parkway to Hill Field Road
  • Bridge widening and deck replacements at seven locations
  • New ramp meters installed at the on-ramps from Riverdale Road, 650 North, and 700 South
  • Improved northbound on- and off-ramps at 5600 South
  • Concrete panel replacement and pavement grinding from Hill Field Road to I-84

​The UDOT website said drivers should expect:

  • Day and night work, seven days a week
  • All lanes open during daytime hours, Monday through Friday
  • Narrow, shifted lanes on I-15
  • Occasional noise, dust or vibration

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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