PRESS RELEASE: UDOT to Begin I-80 Construction from Jeremy Ranch to Parleys Summit

For Immediate Release

UDOT to Begin I-80 Construction from Jeremy Ranch to Parleys Summit

Lane restrictions scheduled to begin Monday; construction continues through fall

 

SALT LAKE CITY (March 29, 2018) — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is scheduled to begin construction on I-80 west of Park City on Monday, April 2. Crews are building a new westbound truck lane between the Jeremy Ranch and Parleys Summit interchange, installing additional wildlife fencing and building a wildlife crossing over I-80 just west of Parleys Summit.

“UDOT’s goal is to ensure safety for drivers on Utah’s roads,” said John Montoya, UDOT project manager. “This project will help truck traffic travel up hill, out of the way of other drivers, and will reduce vehicle and wildlife collisions in the area.”

Beginning as early as Monday, April 2, drivers are advised to plan ahead for nighttime work and lane restrictions Monday through Thursday, with narrowed, shifted lanes on westbound I-80. After two weeks, crews will work during daytime hours for the majority of the project, with overnight impacts as needed.

Width restrictions will also be placed on trucks traveling westbound through the project limits. These restrictions are scheduled to remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through fall 2018.

This work is part of Renovate I-80, a UDOT initiative designed to maintain and improve one of the most heavily used highways in Utah.

Construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change. For more information about this and other UDOT projects, visit udottraffic.utah.gov or download the UDOT Traffic app, available for iOS or Android devices. To contact the project team with questions or concerns, call (888) 528-9675 or email renovatei80@utah.gov.

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Media Contact:

Zach Whitney
UDOT Communication Manager
zwhitney@utah.gov
Cell: 801-746-9932

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