SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 23, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The westbound lanes of Interstate 215 will be closed this weekend near Parleys Canyon, the Utah Department of Transportation is reminding drivers.
Westbound I-215 will close between Foothill Drive and the westbound I-80 junction near 2300 East beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, UDOT said in a news release. The freeway will reopen Monday at 5 a.m.
There will be an eight-mile detour during the closure. Drivers will be rerouted onto eastbound I-80 at Exit 2. Drivers will continue east up Parleys Canyon to Exit 132 (Mount Aire Road), and can then turn around onto westbound I-80.
UDOT advised that drivers taking this route should expect delays in the area.
This closure will allow crews to break up the existing concrete and pave over it with new asphalt as part of a major pavement maintenance project on I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake City.
In addition, I-80 is reduced to one lane in each direction on weeknights between 1300 East and the I-80/I-215 split as part of this project.
For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website .