UDOT to close I-15 in Layton for three nights

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 19, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan ahead for three overnight closures of I-15 in Layton between Layton Parkway and Antelope Drive from Friday through Monday.

Crews will be placing beams over the freeway for the new Church Street bridge, said a news release from UDOT.

The freeway will be closed nightly March 20, 21 and 22 during the following hours:

  • Friday, March 20, at 10 p.m. to Saturday, March 21, at 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 21, at 10 p.m. to Sunday, March 22, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, at 9 p.m. to Monday, March 23, at 5 a.m.

During these closures, all southbound drivers will be detoured off of I-15 at Antelope Drive, and northbound drivers will be detoured off at Layton Parkway, the news release said. Traffic will be routed onto Main Street in Layton and then back onto I-15. Drivers should plan ahead for heavy delays, allow extra time to travel the detour route, or avoid the area if possible.

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The new Church Street bridge is being built as part of UDOT’s I-15 Davis Weber Express Lanes project, and is scheduled to open in May 2020, the news release said. The project is extending the I-15 Express Lanes from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road, to improve traffic flow and reduce delays along I-15.

Additional improvements as part of the I-15 Express Lanes project include rebuilding the I-15 bridge over 200 South in Clearfield, widening and replacing the driving surface on five bridges, installing new ramp meters at four locations, redesigning the on- and off-ramps at 5600 South and Riverdale Road, and replacing concrete panels on I-15 from Hill Field Road to I-84. Construction on the project began in May 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021.

Members of the public can reach the I-15 Express Lanes project team by calling 833-I15-XPRS. Drivers are also encouraged to visit the project website to sign up for regular email updates and real-time text alerts about delays in the work zone.

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