UDOT to close westbound lanes on I-80 near Park City early next week

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 30, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation is advising Summit County drivers to plan for delays early next week on westbound Interstate 80 near Park City.

Westbound I-80 will be reduced to two lanes between the U.S. Highway 40/Silver Creek interchange and Kimball Junction from Monday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m., said a news release from UDOT. During this time, crews will perform maintenance work on the bridges over the Highland Drive/Bitner Road connection east of Kimball Junction.

“UDOT adjusted the construction schedule based on heavy delays observed during work on this project earlier in July,” the news release said. “By shifting the work to weekdays instead of the weekend and opening an additional lane, traffic engineers expect only minor delays while these restrictions are in place. Drivers should still plan ahead and allow extra travel time, especially during the morning and evening commute.”

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, the news release said.

Drivers should plan for reduced speed limits of 55 mph and use caution while traveling through the work zone. Construction on the project is expected to be complete this fall.

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. The public can also stay up to date on the project by signing up for real-time text alerts and email updates on the project website here.


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