For Immediate Release
Traffic Restrictions Scheduled on SLC Freeway Ramps
Delays expected on freeway ramps at 500 South, I-15 to I-80, and Beck Street for bridge maintenance
SALT LAKE CITY (April 13, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for freeway lane closures near downtown Salt Lake City and North Salt Lake this weekend.
Near downtown Salt Lake City, the ramp from northbound I-15 to westbound I-80 will be reduced to one lane starting tonight. In addition the ramp from 500 South to westbound I-80 will also be reduced to one lane. These lanes closures will be in place weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m, and on the weekend from Friday night at 7 p.m. to Monday morning at 6 a.m. through April 21.
Drivers traveling to westbound I-80 should plan ahead for possible delays. Salt Lake City International Airport passengers especially should plan extra travel time and consider alternate routes, such as I-215, to get to the airport for night or weekend flights.
These lane closures are part of a bridge maintenance project scheduled throughout this spring and summer. Crews will be removing and replacing the top layer of pavement – a special “weatherproofing” layer designed to prevent corrosion due to water and road salt – on nearly 40 freeway ramps and bridges around the Salt Lake Valley.
In North Salt Lake, the Beck Street ramp to northbound I-15 is closed for approximately three weeks while crews repave the bridge and complete other maintenance work. Drivers traveling from downtown Salt Lake City or the state capitol to Davis County should use 600 North as an alternate to access northbound I-15.
Construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic conditions, visit udottraffic.utah.gov or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android.