State Route 201 closed to traffic Friday night for bridge project

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — State Route 201 will be closed Friday night between Bangerter Highway and Redwood Road.

The scheduled closure of roadways in both directions is due to the Utah Department of Transportation’s plan to place beams for a new bridge on I-215.

The closure will go take place at about 9 p.m. Friday. UDOT suggests Interstate 80 as an alternate route for drivers.

Westbound traffic on SR-201 will be detoured onto Redwood Road, and eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Bangerter Highway (S.R. 154). Drivers should expect minor delays and plan to avoid the area if possible on Friday night.

All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. Saturday.

The I-215 bridges over SR-201 are being rebuilt as part of UDOT’s I-215 west belt reconstruction from SR-201 to 4700 South. The project is moving forward during winter months, with activities such as concrete paving and barrier installation continuing as weather permits. Crews are also working to install sign foundations and traffic management system equipment.

Construction began in May 2016, and is on track for completion in the fall. UDOT has provided the following information about the project:

  • Crews have placed 87,465 tons of asphalt — greater than the weight of two WWII battleships.
  • Workers have paved 232,304 square yards of concrete — enough to build a new two-lane highway from downtown Salt Lake City to Draper.
  • Crews have installed 222,032 pounds of reinforcing steel — more than the weight of two Boeing 717 jets.



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