NEWS RELEASE: Foothill Drive Ramp to I-215 to Close through September

For Immediate Release

Foothill Drive Ramp to I-215 to Close through September

Crews move to next phase of Foothill bridge reconstruction; drivers advised to use alternate routes

 

SALT LAKE CITY (June 30, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) alerts drivers to plan for a long-term closure of the ramp from Foothill Drive to the I-215 east belt. The ramp is scheduled to close Wednesday morning, July 5, before the morning commute, and will remain closed through September.

This closure will allow construction crews to move forward with reconstruction of the southbound Foothill Drive bridges over Parleys Way and I-215. The loop ramp from eastbound I-80 to Foothill Drive will remain closed through September to allow crews to complete this work.

UDOT recommends that drivers rethink their trips: plan extra travel time and use alternate routes to get to the I-215 east belt from Foothill Drive.

The ramp from westbound I-80 to Foothill Drive and both lanes on northbound Foothill Drive are now open. During that closure, crews reconstructed the northbound Foothill Drive bridge over Parleys Way.

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.

 

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Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

 

 

4 thoughts on “NEWS RELEASE: Foothill Drive Ramp to I-215 to Close through September”

  1. madison hauritz

    This closure is ruining my life. I am suicidal as I commute home from the U every single day.

  2. Maizy Day

    This closure is such a commuting nightmare for thousands of people, that you’d think UDOT would have crews working 24/7 in order to expedite completion. But no. Everything I drive in that area, which is several times a week, the construction site is as quiet and deserted as a ghost town. UDOT planners should be forced to drive from the U to Sandy at 5:15pm every week day. Maybe then they’d understand the traffic hell they’ve created.

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