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.