NEWS RELEASE: Westbound I-215 to Close This Weekend Near Parley’s Canyon

For Immediate Release



Westbound I-215 to Close This Weekend Near Parley’s Canyon

Heavy delays expected along detour route; drivers warned to use alternate routes


SALT LAKE CITY (June 22, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan for a full closure of westbound I-215 this weekend near Parley’s Canyon. Westbound I-215 will close between Foothill Drive and the westbound I-80 junction near 2300 East from Friday, June 23, at 9 p.m. to Monday, June 26, at 5 a.m.

During this closure, drivers will be detoured onto eastbound I-80 at Exit 2. They will then need to continue east up Parley’s Canyon to Exit 132 (Mount Aire Road), where they can turn around onto westbound I-80.  This detour route is approximately eight miles long, and heavy congestion and delays are expected. Drivers should plan ahead by allowing extra travel time, or using alternate routes and avoiding this section of I-215.


This closure will allow crews to break up the existing concrete and pave over it with new asphalt as part of a major pavement maintenance project on I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake City.


In addition, I-80 is reduced to one lane in each direction on weeknights between 1300 East and the I-80/I-215 split 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 ( or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
Cell: 801-560-7740

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