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NEWS RELEASE: SLC Freeway Ramps to Close Nightly for Maintenance

For Immediate Release

SLC Freeway Ramps to Close Nightly for Maintenance

Drivers should plan ahead for potential delays to the Salt Lake International Airport

 

 

SALT LAKE CITY (April 19, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for nighttime freeway ramp closures near downtown Salt Lake City. Northern Utah and Davis County drivers will need to use I-215 to access westbound I-80 and the Salt Lake City International Airport for the next several nights.

Near downtown Salt Lake City, the ramp from southbound I-15 to westbound I-80 will be closed for up to four nights starting Thursday night, April 20.  In addition the ramp from eastbound I-80 to northbound I-15 will also be closed for four nights starting Friday, April 21. These ramps will be closed weeknights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and open for the morning commute. On weekends, the ramps will close at 8 p.m. and reopen by 8 a.m. the next morning.

These closures will allow crews to perform bridge maintenance. This project will continue on nearly 40 bridges and freeway ramps throughout the Salt Lake Valley this spring and summer.

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

PRESS RELEASE – Downtown SLC Traffic Delays Expected for Weekend Events

For Immediate Release

Downtown SLC Traffic Delays Expected

for Weekend Events

UDOT’s Traffic Operations Center will time traffic signals to keep traffic moving during packed holiday weekend

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 8, 2016) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for heavy holiday traffic this Saturday, Dec. 10, in downtown Salt Lake City, with several events scheduled that evening. Heaviest delays are expected between 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., so drivers should plan to arrive downtown before 6:15 p.m.

Events scheduled include performances of White Christmas at the Eccles Theater; the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert; and a Utah Jazz basketball game, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at Abravanel Hall, in addition to downtown Christmas light displays and holiday shopping.

The special events team at the UDOT Traffic Operations Center plans several weeks in advance for events like this. Traffic engineers will also be monitoring signals on several main roads near downtown Salt Lake City, including State Street, 300 West, North Temple, South Temple, 400 South, and others, to assist drivers traveling to and from these events.

UDOT also advises drivers to plan extra time for parking, as some parking garages will be full or nearly full. Suggested alternatives include riding UTA TRAX into downtown, or parking within the downtown free-fare zone and taking TRAX from the parking lot to the event venue.

For the latest information on traffic conditions, 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.

 

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Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov