UDOT urges drivers to plan ahead for spring break travel delays

The I-15 Technology Corridor. Photo Courtesy: UDOT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 25, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Transportation recommends drivers plan ahead for possible heavy traffic along I-15 this Friday as spring break starts for several Wasatch Front school districts.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected on both directions of I-15 in Salt Lake County, and on southbound I-15 in Davis County, said a news release from UDOT.

UDOT engineers expect that delays will be heaviest during the following times:

  •  I-15 in Salt Lake County (both directions): Friday from 2-9 p.m., 15-minute delays
  • I-15 in Davis County (southbound): Friday from 4-7 p.m., 15-minute delays
  • I-15 in Davis County (northbound): Friday from 2-7 p.m., 10-minute delays

Other areas where heavier traffic is expected include U.S. Highway 191 in Moab, U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon, and I-15 in St. George, the news release said. Vehicles wider than 12 feet are restricted on I-15 near Beaver and U.S. Highway 191 in Moab. Drivers should plan ahead, allow extra travel time, and consider alternate routes, officials said.

“UDOT reminds travelers to stay alert, put away distractions, and focus on the road,” the news release said. “With more people traveling for spring break, it is especially important that drivers pay attention and be safe behind the wheel. Choosing to make one small change, such as putting a phone in do not disturb mode, can make a big difference in saving lives on Utah highways.”

For the latest information on traffic conditions across the state, 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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