UDOT to Close I-15 in Layton For Three Nights

Construction crews placing beams to rebuild bridge over I-15 at Church Street

SALT LAKE CITY (March 19, 2020) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for three overnight closures of I-15 in Layton between Layton Parkway and Antelope Drive from Friday, March 20, through Monday, March 23. Crews will be placing beams over the freeway for the new Church Street bridge.

The freeway will be closed nightly March 20, 21 and 22 during the following hours:

·         Friday, March 20, at 10 p.m. to Saturday, March 21, at 8 a.m.

·         Saturday, March 21, at 10 p.m. to Sunday, March 22, at 9 a.m.

·         Sunday, March 22, at 9 p.m. to Monday, March 23, at 5 a.m.

During these closures, all southbound drivers will be detoured off of I-15 at Antelope Drive, and northbound drivers will be detoured off at Layton Parkway. Traffic will be routed onto Main Street in Layton and then back onto I-15. Drivers should plan ahead for heavy delays, allow extra time to travel the detour route, or avoid the area if possible.

The new Church Street bridge is being built as part of UDOT’s I-15 Davis Weber Express Lanes project, and is scheduled to open in May 2020. The project is extending the I-15 Express Lanes from Layton Parkway to Riverdale Road, to improve traffic flow and reduce delays along I-15.

Additional improvements as part of the I-15 Express Lanes project include rebuilding the I-15 bridge over 200 South in Clearfield; widening and replacing the driving surface on five bridges; installing new ramp meters at four locations; redesigning the on- and off-ramps at 5600 South and Riverdale Road, and replacing concrete panels on I-15 from Hill Field Road to I-84. Construction on the project began in May 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021.

Members of the public can reach the I-15 Express Lanes project team by calling 833-I15-XPRS or sending an email to i15express@utah.gov. Drivers are also encouraged to visit the project website (udot.utah.gov/i15express) to sign up for regular email updates and real-time text alerts about delays in the work zone.

Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest information on traffic patterns and restrictions during construction, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android.

-UDOT-

Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
801-560-7740

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