I-80 Parleys construction to create heavy delays

Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-03 20:22:49-04

Interstate 80 westbound lanes through Parleys Canyon will be under construction for the next few days and the Utah Department of Transportation says major delays are to be expected.

The stretch of freeway between Park City and Salt Lake City will be reduced to one lane beginning Wednesday night as UDOT crews resurface a bridge at the Mountain Dell exit.

Delays of 30 minutes to two hours are estimated for westbound drivers.

“We’re recommending people to plan ahead or find a different route to get to downtown Salt Lake, especially tomorrow during the football game,” said UDOT spokesman Adan Carrillo.

UDOT says the work needs to be done before cold weather sets in.

The roadway is expected to reopen Friday by 6 p.m.