UDOT to restrict traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon beginning Monday

UDOT crews clean debris in Little Cottonwood Canyon in August. Photo: UDOT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation is urging drivers to plan for lane restrictions on State Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon starting Monday.

The highway will be reduced to a one-lane road as early as 7 a.m., said a news release from UDOT, with flaggers controlling traffic both up and down the canyon, to allow crews to continue repairs and make improvements in response to recent mudslides.

These restrictions are scheduled from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Thanksgiving, the news release said. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes while they wait for traffic to pass. In addition, wide loads over 11 feet are restricted and must contact the project hotline at 855-663-6800 to coordinate access.

“As part of this project, crews will remove large amounts of debris, rocks and mud from along the road, and repair adjacent slopes,” the news release said.

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“In addition, they will clear out and repair or replace ditches and culverts, and install three new five-foot-diameter concrete pipe culverts to help channel water under the road. Crews will also replace various smaller features damaged in the slides such as signs and guardrail.”

In western Salt Lake County, State Route 201 will be closed from the Interstate 80 junction to State Route 202 from Sunday at 10 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 7, at 5 a.m. While this closure is in place, crews will repair storm drains along the highway. Drivers will be detoured via SR-202 to I-80 and SR- 201.

For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website here or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android.

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