UDOT advises drivers to plan for multiple ramp, road closures

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 25, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan ahead for multiple ramp and road closures along the Wasatch Front this week.

In Salt Lake County, drivers are advised to plan ahead for a month-long closure of the 900 South freeway exit near downtown Salt Lake City, UDOT said in a news release. Starting Tuesday night and continuing through early September, the I-15 on- and off-ramps at 900 South will close early for bridge reconstruction.

While this ramp is closed, drivers will need to use different exits, such as 1300 South or 2100 South, to get on or off the freeway. This closure will allow construction crews to rebuild the bridge over 300 West.

Also during this time, lane restrictions are scheduled on the ramp from 500 South to I-15 and I-80. One or two lanes will be closed on the ramp during overnight hours and on weekends through early September. Access to both freeways will remain open while work is taking place.

The work on the 500 South ramp is part of a bigger bridge maintenance project that began in March and will be complete in early fall. Crews have been removing and replacing the top layer of pavement -– a special “weatherproofing” layer designed to prevent corrosion due to water and road salt -– on nearly 40 freeway ramps and bridges around the Salt Lake Valley.

In Weber County, westbound Riverdale Road (State Route 26) will be closed to all traffic at the Weber River Bridge for two days starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday. UDOT is closing the bridge to repair uneven and rough bridge deck joints.

In order to complete the repair, a single westbound lane will remain closed from 10 p.m. Thursday night, until 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Motorists who normally use westbound Riverdale Road should use 30th Street (S.R. 79) to access I-15 or I-84, or the Riverdale Road commercial area west of the Weber River Bridge. Motorists needing to travel eastbound on I-84 can also use southbound Washington Boulevard/U.S. 89 to access the interstate highway in Uintah.

For the latest information on traffic conditions, click here or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android.


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