For Immediate Release
New Bangerter Highway Interchange Opens Tomorrow
Freeway-style interchange to help traffic flow near I-15
SALT LAKE CITY (May 12, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) newest freeway-style interchange, located on Bangerter Highway at 600 West in Draper, is scheduled to open by Saturday morning, May 13. This new interchange will reduce delays and improve travel for drivers on Bangerter Highway near I-15.
The new interchange means drivers will need to adjust to several new traffic patterns:
- Eastbound and westbound drivers will be able to exit at 600 West to access 200 West-area businesses via 13490 South and 13775 South.
- The traffic signal at Bangerter Highway and 200 West will be removed.
- 200 West will be accessible from Bangerter Highway via “right in, right out” only. This means that drivers on 200 West can turn right onto Bangerter Highway, and Bangerter Highway drivers will be able to turn right onto 200 West.
- All left turns, as well as through traffic on 200 West, will be prohibited.
UDOT is upgrading the intersections along Bangerter Highway to interchanges to help improve traffic flow and meet the growing transportation need in southern and western Salt Lake County. The 600 West interchange is the third interchange constructed on Bangerter Highway in the past four years. The other two are located at Redwood Road and 7800 South.
This year UDOT is building four additional interchanges along Bangerter Highway. Work has already begun at 7000 South, and construction is scheduled to begin later this summer at 5400 South, 9000 South, and 11400 South. The 7000 South interchange is scheduled to open in late 2017, and the other three locations in 2018.
UDOT recently recommended the Utah Transportation Commission allocate funding to build an interchange at 6200 South in 2019, and interchanges at 10400 South and 12600 South in 2022. In the future, more intersections along Bangerter Highway will be upgraded to interchanges as funding permits and based on traffic demand.
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.