UDOT advises drivers to plan for delays, detours for I-80 construction

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 16, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation recommends drivers plan ahead for traffic delays along Interstate 80 in Salt Lake and Summit counties through next week.

Ramp closures and lane restrictions will also be in place near Redwood Road, at the U.S. Highway 40 interchange, and east of the Inyerstate 84 interchange for several days, said a news release from UDOT.

The following are the details for these projects:

  • I-80 at Redwood Road in Salt Lake City — the ramp from Redwood Road to eastbound I-80 will close from Friday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 20, at 5 a.m. Drivers will need to use alternate routes to access I-80. Crews are repaving the ramp and replacing concrete safety barriers as part of a project that’s upgrading barriers along I-80 in the area.
  • I-80/U.S. 40 interchange east of Park City — The flyover ramp from U.S. Highway 40 to westbound I-80 is scheduled to close beginning Monday, Sept. 20. The ramp will remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 30, and drivers will need to use the Silver Creek Road on-ramp to access I-80. Crews will repave the ramp, apply an anti-icing coating, and replace concrete barriers.
  • I-80 east of the I-84 interchange — I-80 is reduced to one eastbound lane 24 hours a day through Saturday, Sept. 18, near the Echo Canyon rest area, about two miles east of the I-84 interchange. Drivers should plan for 20-30-minute delays due to heavy truck traffic traveling slowly uphill in this area. Crews are repaving this section of the interstate as part of a project to upgrade the eastbound rest area. Work on the project is scheduled for completion later this fall.

“UDOT reminds drivers to be cautious and do their part in making travel safer for everybody by staying alert, using seat belts, putting away distractions, and taking breaks to avoid drowsy driving,” the news release said.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest on Utah road and traffic conditions visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app.


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