For Immediate Release
Westbound Riverdale Road to Close Tonight
UDOT will also close 900 South ramp for one month starting tonight
SALT LAKE CITY (July 25, 2017) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for multiple ramp and road closures along the Wasatch Front this week.
Starting tonight at 10 p.m., westbound Riverdale Road (S.R. 26) will be closed to all traffic at the Weber River Bridge for two days. UDOT is closing the bridge to repair uneven and rough bridge deck joints.
In order to complete the repair, a single westbound lane will remain closed from 10 p.m. Thursday night, until 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
All motorists who normally use westbound Riverdale Road (S.R. 26), should use 30th Street (S.R. 79) to access I-15 or I-84, or the Riverdale Road commercial area west of the Weber River Bridge. Motorists needing to travel eastbound on I-84 can also use southbound Washington Boulevard/U.S. 89 to access the interstate highway in Uintah.
In Salt Lake County, drivers are advised to plan ahead for a month-long closure of the 900 South freeway exit near downtown Salt Lake City. Starting tonight, the I-15 on- and off-ramps at 900 South will close through early September for bridge reconstruction.
While this ramp is closed, drivers will need to use different exits, such as 1300 South or 2100 South, to get on or off the freeway. This closure will allow construction crews to rebuild the bridge over 300 West.
Also during this time, lane restrictions are scheduled on the ramp from 500 South to I-15 and I-80. Up to two lanes at a time will be closed on the ramp during overnight hours and on weekends through early September. Access to both freeways will remain open while work is taking place.
The work on the 500 South ramp is part of a bigger bridge maintenance project that began in March and will be complete in early fall. Crews have been removing and replacing the top layer of pavement – a special “weatherproofing” layer designed to prevent corrosion due to water and road salt – on nearly 40 freeway ramps and bridges around the Salt Lake Valley.
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.