UDOT expects delays due to I-80, I-15 lane closures this weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 15, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department­­­ of Transportation is warning drivers to plan ahead for traffic delays this weekend due to construction on I-80 near Park City and on I-15 between Salt Lake City and Draper.

Drivers should be aware of the following projects when planning travel:

  • Westbound I-80 near Park City — Westbound I-80 will be reduced to one lane between the U.S. Highway 40/Silver Creek interchange and Kimball Junction from Friday, July 16, at 9 p.m. to Monday, July 19, at 5 a.m. During this time, crews will perform maintenance work on the bridges over the Highland Drive/Bitner Road connection east of Kimball Junction. This bridge maintenance is being completed as part of a larger project taking place this summer. UDOT will repave I-80 from just west of Kimball Junction to the U.S.Highway 40/Silver Creek Junction, along with the Silver Creek/I-80 ramps at the Silver Summit interchange. This project will provide a smoother driving surface and extend the life of the pavement.
  • Northbound I-15 ramp to I-215/7200 South in Sandy and Midvale — The northbound I-15 ramp system to access I-215 and 7200 South will be closed from Saturday, July 17, at 11:59 p.m. to Sunday, July 18, at 6 a.m. while crews install new overhead signs. Northbound drivers will be detoured to 5300 South, where they can get onto southbound I-15 to access I-215 and 7200 South.
  • Southbound I-15 between Salt Lake City and Draper — Several lane closures are scheduled Sunday, July 18, on southbound I-15 between the I-80 interchange near 200 South in Salt Lake City and the Bangerter Highway interchange in Draper. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. to noon, then the southbound Express Lane will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. Crews will be collecting measurements on pavement markings in this area.

“UDOT urges drivers to be cautious behind the wheel and do their part in making travel safer for everybody by staying alert, wearing 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 information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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