NEWS RELEASE: Delays, Traffic Restrictions Scheduled on I-80 in Salt Lake City

For Immediate Release

 

Delays, Traffic Restrictions
Scheduled on I-80 
in Salt Lake City

Night and weekend paving starts tonight, continues through September

 

SALT LAKE CITY (May 30, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to expect minor delays starting tonight due to a pavement maintenance project on I-80 in Salt Lake City. I-80 will be reduced to one lane in each direction during overnight hours and on weekends, between 1300 East and the I-80/I-215 split.

Construction is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m, Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The project is expected to wrap in September.

This project includes removing and replacing the asphalt along the shoulders and in the median; installing new concrete barriers; repairing potholes and replacing sections of concrete pavement; and applying an entire new layer of pavement to sections of I-80 and I-215.
As part of this project, a series of four weekend freeway closures is scheduled on both I-80 and I-215 beginning in June. These closures will allow workers to repave the existing lanes with new asphalt, providing a smoother ride and prolonging the life of the road. The first weekend closure, scheduled on westbound I-80 from the I-215 exit to 2300 East, is planned for June 9-12.

UDOT also reminds drivers that the I-80 off-ramps to Foothill Drive are closed for several months for bridge reconstruction. To access Foothill Drive, drivers will need to use the detour via northbound I-215 or an alternate route.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

-UDOT-

Media Contact:
Zach Whitney
UDOT Digital Communications Specialist
zwhitney@utah.gov
Cell: 385-315-4536

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