For Immediate Release
Eastbound I-80 to Close this Weekend in Salt Lake City
Drivers should plan for half-hour delays and use alternate routes
SALT LAKE CITY (June 15, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan for a full closure of eastbound I-80 this weekend in Salt Lake City. Eastbound I-80 will close between 2300 East and Foothill Drive from Friday, June 16, at 9 p.m. to Monday, June 19, at 5 a.m.
During this closure, all traffic will be detoured onto the I-215 west belt. Drivers will then need to exit at 3300 South, get onto northbound I-215, and then follow the signs to eastbound I-80. Heavy congestion and delays of 30 minutes are expected along the detour route, so drivers should plan ahead, leave early, and allow plenty of extra time.
Workers will break up the existing concrete and pave over it with new asphalt as part of a major pavement maintenance project on I-80 in Salt Lake City. Crews did similar work on westbound I-80 last weekend.
Drivers should keep in mind that I-80 is reduced to one lane in each direction during overnight hours and on weekends, between 1300 East and the I-80/I-215 split, also as part of this project.
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 Public Information Officer