UDOT to close airport ramp to I-80, lanes on I-15 starting this weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 30, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan ahead for a long-term closure of the ramp from Salt Lake City International Airport to I-80 as well as for lane closures on Interstate 15 in Sandy.

At the Salt Lake airport, the freeway ramp to eastbound Interstate 80 will close as early as 10 p.m. Friday, and remain closed through July, said a news release from UDOT. The ramp closure will allow crews to complete bridge work on I-80 over the Jordan River Surplus Canal (between the airport and I-215), the news release said.

Travelers heading east from the airport to get to downtown Salt Lake City, I-15, or I-215 will need to use alternate routes: traveling south on Bangerter Highway, then east on SR- 201 to I-80; or traveling west on I-80 to 5600 West, then exiting the freeway and getting back onto eastbound I-80.

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Also, in Sandy, two southbound lanes on I-15 will be closed during the day, and up to four at night, near 9000 South from Friday, May 31, at 9 p.m. to Monday, June 3, at 5 a.m. Drivers should plan for delays and allow extra travel time through the work zone. Crews will be completing pavement repairs to provide a smoother, safer ride, the news release said.

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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